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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora

110 - CLEANSING FROM LEPROSY


Leviticus 14

Numbers 19:11 -- “He who touches the dead body of anyone shall be unclean seven days.”

Leviticus 15:19.28

Leviticus 7:18 -- “And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering is eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, nor shall it be imputed to him; it shall be an abomination to him who offers it, and the person who eats of it shall bear guilt.”

“The easier the diffusion of uncleanness is, the more difficult and the more retarded is its purification. Most easily is uncleanness communicated by the dead body to those who are under the same roof, especially to relatives. The purification can be completed only by means of the ashes of the red heifer, however scarce it may be, and only in seven days (Numbers 19:11). The uncleanness caused by a woman having a running issue or during her separation is more frequent than that caused by contact with unclean objects; seven days are therefore required for the purification (Leviticus 15:19.28), while those that touch unclean objects are only unclean one day (Leviticus 7:18). Males or females that are unclean though running issue, and the woman after childbirth, must in addition offer a sacrifice, because the uncleanness occurs less frequently than that of women in their separation.”*

* Moreh Nebuchim III, 47; See also note 3, volume III, p. 245, Friedlander’s translation

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