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Vayikra/Leviticus  14:1 - 15:33

Chapter 14

1 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying:  2 This shall be the law of the metzora on the day of his purification - He shall be brought to the Kohen.  3 The Kohen shall go forth to the outside of the camp; the Kohen shall look, and behold! — the tzaraas affliction had been healed from the metzora.  4 The Kohen shall command; and for the person being purified there shall be taken two live, clean birds, cedarwood, crimson thread, and hyssop.  5 The Kohen shall command; and the one bird shall be slaughtered into an earthenware vessel over spring water.  6 As for the live bird - He shall take it with the crimson thread and the hyssop, and he shall dip them and the live bird into the blood of the bird that was slaughtered over the spring water.  7 Then he shall sprinkle seven times upon the person being purified from the tzaraas; he shall purify him, and he shall set the live bird free upon the open field.  8 The person being purified shall immerse his clothing, shave off all his hair, and immerse himself in the water and become pure. Thereafter he may enter the camp; but he shall dwell outside of his tent for seven days.

9 On the seventh day he shall shave off all his hair — his head, his beard, his eyebrows, and all his hair shall he shave off; he shall immerse his clothing and immerse his flesh in water, and become pure.

10 On the eighth day, he shall take two unblemished sheep and one unblemished ewe in its first year, three tenth-ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, and one log of oil.  11 The Kohen who purifies shall place the person being purified along with them before Hashem at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.  12 The Kohen shall take the one sheep and bring it near for a guilt-offering, with the log of oil; and he shall wave them as a wave-service before Hashem.

13 He shall slaughter the sheep in the place where he would slaughter the sin-offering and the elevation-offering, in the holy place; for the guilt-offering is like the sin-offering, it is the Kohen's, it is most holy.  14 The Kohen shall take from the blood of the guilt-offering, and the Kohen shall place it on the middle part of the right ear of the person being purified and on the thumb of his right hand and the big toe of his right foot.  15 The Kohen shall take from the log of oil and he shall pour it upon the Kohen's left palm.  16 The Kohen shall dip his right forefinger into the oil that is in his left palm; and he shall sprinkle from the oil with his finger seven times before Hashem.  17 Some of the oil remaining on his palm, the Kohen shall put on the middle part of the right ear of the man being purified, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot; on the blood of the guilt-offering.  18 And the rest of the oil that is on the Kohen's palm, he shall place upon the head of the person being purified; and the Kohen shall provide him atonement before Hashem.  19 The Kohen shall perform the sin-offering service and provide atonement for the person being purified from his contamination; after that he shall slaughter the elevation-offering.  20 The Kohen shall bring the elevation-offering and the meal-offering up to the Altar; and the Kohen shall provide him atonement, and he becomes pure.

21 If he is poor and his means are not sufficient, then he shall take one sheep as a guilt-offering for a wave-service to provide atonement for him; and one tenth-ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a meal-offering, and a log of oil.  22 And two turtledoves or two young doves — for whichever his means are sufficient — one shall be a sin-offering and one an elevation-offering.  23 He shall bring them to the Kohen, on the eighth day of his purification, to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, before Hashem.  24 The Kohen shall take the guilt-offering sheep and the log of oil; and the Kohen shall wave them as a wave-service before Hashem.  25 He shall slaughter the guilt-offering sheep and the Kohen shall take some of the guilt-offering's blood and place it on the middle part of the right ear of the man being purified and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.  26 From the oil, the Kohen shall pour upon the Kohen's left palm.  27 The Kohen shall sprinkle with his right forefinger some of the oil that is in his left palm seven times before Hashem.  28 The Kohen shall place some of the oil that is on his palm upon the middle of the right ear of the person being purified, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot — on the place of the guilt-offering's blood.  29 And the rest of the oil that is on the Kohen's palm, he shall place upon the head of the person being purified; to provide him atonement before Hashem.

30 He shall then perform the service of one of the turtledoves or of the young doves, for whichever his means are sufficient.  31 Of whichever his means are sufficient — one is a sin-offering and one is an elevation-offering — along with the meal-offering; and the Kohen shall provide atonement for the one being purified, before Hashem.  32 This is the law of one in whom there is a tzaraas affliction — whose means are not sufficient — for his purification.

33 Hashem spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:  34 When you arrive in the land of Canaan that I give you as a possession, and I will place a tzaraas affliction upon a house in the land of your possession;  35 the one to whom the house belongs shall come and declare to the Kohen, saying - Something like an affliction has appeared to me in the house.  36 The Kohen shall command; and they shall clear the house before the Kohen comes to look at the affliction, so that everything in the house should not become contaminated; and afterward shall the Kohen come to look at the house.  37 He shall look at the affliction and behold! — the affliction is in the walls of the house, depressed, deep greens or deep reds; and their appearance is lower than the wall.  38 The Kohen shall exit from the house to the entrance of the house; and he shall quarantine the house for a seven-day period.  39 The Kohen shall return on the seventh day; he shall look and behold! — the affliction had spread in the walls of the house.  40 The Kohen shall command, and they shall remove the stones that contain the affliction, and they shall cast them outside the city onto a contaminated place.  41 And the house shall be scraped on the inside, all around; the mortar that they have scraped they are to pour outside the city onto a contaminated place.  42 They shall take other stones and bring them in place of the stones; and they shall take other mortar and plaster the house.

43 If the affliction returns and erupts in the house after he has removed the stones, after he has scraped the house and after plastering;  44 then the Kohen shall come and look, and behold! — the affliction had spread in the house - It is a malignant tzaraas in the house, it is contaminated.  45 He shall demolish the house — its stones, its timber, and all the mortar of the house; they shall take it to the outside of the city, to a contaminated place.  46 Anyone who comes into the house during all the days he had quarantined it shall be contaminated until evening.  47 But one who reclines in the house shall immerse his garments; and one who eats in the house shall immerse his garments.

48 If the Kohen is to come and look and behold! — the affliction has not spread in the house after the plastering of the house; then the Kohen shall declare the house to be pure, for the affliction has healed.  49 To purify the house, he shall take two birds, cedarwood, crimson thread, and hyssop.  50 He shall slaughter the one bird into an earthenware vessel over fresh water.  51 He shall take the cedarwood, the hyssop, the crimson thread, and the live bird, and he shall dip them into the blood of the slaughtered bird and into the fresh water; and he shall sprinkle upon the house seven times.  52 He shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the fresh water; and with the live bird, with the cedarwood, with the hyssop, and with the crimson thread.  53 He shall set the live bird free toward the outside of the city upon the open field; thus he shall provide atonement for the house, and it shall become purified.

54 This is the law for every tzaraas affliction and the nesek;  55 and tzaraas of the garment and of the house;  56 and of the s'eis, of the sapachas, and of the baheres;  57 to rule on which day it is contaminated and on which day it is purified; this is the law of tzaraas.

Chapter 15

1 Hashem spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:  2 Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them - Any man who will have a discharge from his flesh, his discharge is contaminated.  3 Thus shall be his contamination when he discharges - whether his flesh runs with his discharge or it becomes stopped up because of his discharge, that is his contamination.  4 Any bedding upon which the person with the discharge will recline shall be contaminated, and any vessel upon which he will sit shall become contaminated.  5 A person who will touch his bedding shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until the evening.  6 And one who sits upon a vessel upon which the man with the discharge will sit, shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until the evening.  7 One who touches the flesh of the man with the discharge shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until the evening.  8 If the person with the discharge will spit upon a pure person, he shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until the evening.  9 Any riding equipment upon which the person with the discharge will ride shall become contaminated.  10 And whoever touches anything that will be beneath him shall become contaminated until evening; and whoever carries them shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until the evening.  11 Whomever the man with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in the water shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until the evening.  12 Pottery that the man with the discharge will touch shall be broken; and any wooden utensil shall be rinsed in water.

13 When the man with the discharge ceases his discharge, he shall count for himself seven days from his cessation, immerse his garments and immerse his flesh in spring water, and become purified.  14 On the eighth day he shall take for himself two turtledoves or two young doves; he shall come before Hashem to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and give them to the Kohen.  15 The Kohen shall make them one as a sin-offering and one as an elevation-offering — thus the Kohen shall provide him atonement before Hashem from his discharge.

16 A man from whom there is a discharge of semen shall immerse his entire flesh in the water and remain contaminated until evening.  17 Any garment or anything of leather, upon which there shall be semen, shall be immersed in the water and remain contaminated until evening.  18 A woman with whom a man will have carnal relations, they shall immerse themselves in the water and remain contaminated until evening.

19 When a woman has a discharge — her discharge from her flesh being blood — she shall be in her state of separation for a seven-day period and anyone who touches her shall remain contaminated until the evening.  20 Anything upon which she may recline during her state of separation shall become contaminated; and anything upon which she sits shall become contaminated.  21 Anyone who touches her bedding shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until evening.  22 Anyone who touches any utensil upon which she will sit shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until evening.  23 Or if someone is upon the bedding or the utensil upon which she is sitting, when he touches it, he becomes contaminated until evening.  24 If a man lies with her, then her state of separation will be upon him and he becomes contaminated for a seven-day period; any bedding upon which he may recline shall become contaminated.

25 If a woman's blood flows for many days outside of her period of separation, or if she has a flow after her separation, all the days of her contaminated flow shall be like the days of her separation; she is contaminated.  26 Any bedding upon which she may lie throughout the days of her flow shall be to her like the bedding of her state of separation; any vessel upon which she may sit shall be contaminated, like the contamination of her state of separation.  27 Anyone who touches them shall become contaminated; he shall immerse his garments and immerse himself in the water, and he remains contaminated until evening.  28 If she ceases her flow, she must count seven days for herself, and afterwards she can be purified.

29 On the eighth day she shall take for herself two turtledoves or two young doves; she shall bring them to the Kohen, to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.  30 The Kohen shall make one a a sin-offering and one an elevation-offering; the Kohen shall provide atonement for her before Hashem from her contaminating flow.

31 You shall separate the Children of Israel from their contamination; and they shall not die as a result of their contamination if they contaminate My Tabernacle that is among them.  32 This is the teaching concerning the man with a discharge, and from whom there is a seminal discharge, through which he becomes contaminated;  33 and concerning a woman who suffers through her separation, and concerning a person who has his flow, whether male or female, and concerning a man who lies with a contaminated woman.

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