Skip to content

Parshat Tazria-Metzora

Tazria-Metzora

Tazria-Metzora תַזְרִיעַ מְּצֹרָע is a double Torah reading this year. Parsha Tazia is the twenty-seventh and Metzora is the twenty-eighth readings in the annual Torah cycle.

Parsha Tazira discusses the purification process for a woman after birthing a child. Then it describes tzaraat (leprosy) and the requirement for the person to leave the camp. He/she is to be inspected by a priest.

Parsha Metzora discusses the purification process for a person with tzaraat (leprosy). It also tells us about the process for a house infected by tzaraat. It ends with the discussion about the impurity caused my bodily discharges.

For more information about parshat Tazria-Metzora click the button below.

Tazria-Metzora Readings

Torah: Leviticus 12:1-15:33
Halftorah: 2 Kings 7.3-20
Brit Hahagaddah: Luke 7:18-35

Tazria-Metzora Aliyah

First reading — Vayikra (Leviticus) 12:1-13:23
Second reading — Vayikra (Leviticus) 13:24-39
Third reading — Vayikra (Leviticus) 13:40-54
Fourth reading — Vayikra (Leviticus) 13:55-14:20
Fifth reading — Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:21-32
Sixth reading — Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:33-15:15
Seventh reading — Vayikra (Leviticus) 15:16-33

Tazria-Metzora Stats

  • Hebrew letters – 8,364
  • Hebrew words – 2,284
  • Pesukim (sentences) – 157
  • Lines in a Torah Scroll- 287
  • Double Count – 2 (13.38; 15.2)
  • Scribal Practices – 1 (13.33)
  • See Hebrew text for Parshat Tazria-Metzora
  • Number of Mitzvot in Parshat Tazria-Metzora – 4 (18)
  • Maimonides says: 4
    • Positive – 3
    • Negative – 1
  • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 18
    • Positive – 16
    • Negative – 2

Tazria-Metzora Scriptures

A1: 12:1-13:23A2: 13:24-39A3: 13:40-54A4: 13:55-14:20A5: 14:21-32A6: 14:33-15:15A7: 15:16-33Halftorah: 2 Kings 7.3-20Brit Chadashah: Luke 7.18-35
Leviticus (Vayikra) 12.1-8 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 1)

Lev 12:1  And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
Lev 12:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If a woman be delivered, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of the impurity of her sickness (niddah) shall she be unclean.
Lev 12:3  And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
Lev 12:4  And she shall continue in the blood of purification three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purification be fulfilled.
Lev 12:5  But if she bear a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her impurity; and she shall continue in the blood of purification threescore and six days.
Lev 12:6  And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest.
Lev 12:7  And he shall offer it before the LORD, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. This is the law for her that beareth, whether a male or a female.
Lev 12:8  And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons: the one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 13.1-23 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 1)

Lev 13:1  And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying:
Lev 13:2  When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it become in the skin of his flesh the plague of leprosy (tza’arat), then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests.
Lev 13:3  And the priest shall look upon the plague in the skin of the flesh; and if the hair in the plague be turned white, and the appearance of the plague be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.
Lev 13:4  And if the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days.
Lev 13:5  And the priest shall look on him the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague stay in its appearance, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall shut him up seven days more.
Lev 13:6  And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague be dim, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is a scab; and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
Lev 13:7  But if the scab spread abroad in the skin, after that he hath shown himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall show himself to the priest again.
Lev 13:8  And the priest shall look, and, behold, if the scab be spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is leprosy.
Lev 13:9  When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest.
Lev 13:10  And the priest shall look, and, behold, if there be a white rising in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising,
Lev 13:11  it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not shut him up; for he is unclean.
Lev 13:12  And if the leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from his head even to his feet, as far as appeareth to the priest;
Lev 13:13  then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague; it is all turned white: he is clean.
Lev 13:14  But whensoever raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean.
Lev 13:15  And the priest shall look on the raw flesh, and pronounce him unclean; the raw flesh is unclean: it is leprosy.
Lev 13:16  But if the raw flesh again be turned into white, then he shall come unto the priest;
Lev 13:17  and the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the plague be turned into white, then the priest shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: he is clean.
Lev 13:18  And when the flesh hath in the skin thereof a boil, and it is healed,
Lev 13:19  and in the place of the boil there is a white rising, or a bright spot, reddish-white, then it shall be shown to the priest.
Lev 13:20  And the priest shall look; and, behold, if the appearance thereof be lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy, it hath broken out in the boil.
Lev 13:21  But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and it be not lower than the skin, but be dim, then the priest shall shut him up seven days.
Lev 13:22  And if it spread abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague.
Lev 13:23  But if the bright spot stay in its place, and be not spread, it is the scar of the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 13.24-39 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 2)

Lev 13:24  Or when the flesh hath in the skin thereof a burning by fire, and the quick flesh of the burning become a bright spot, reddish- white, or white;
Lev 13:25  then the priest shall look upon it; and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and the appearance thereof be deeper than the skin, it is leprosy, it hath broken out in the burning; and the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.
Lev 13:26  But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the skin, but be dim; then the priest shall shut him up seven days.
Lev 13:27  And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day; if it spread abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.
Lev 13:28  And if the bright spot stay in its place, and be not spread in the skin, but be dim, it is the rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean; for it is the scar of the burning.
Lev 13:29  And when a man or woman hath a plague upon the head or upon the beard,
Lev 13:30  then the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the appearance thereof be deeper than the skin, and there be in it yellow thin hair, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a scall, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard.
Lev 13:31  And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and there be no black hair in it, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague of the scall seven days.
Lev 13:32  And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the scall be not spread, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the appearance of the scall be not deeper than the skin,
Lev 13:33  then he shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days more.
Lev 13:34  And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall; and, behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
Lev 13:35  But if the scall spread abroad in the skin after his cleansing,
Lev 13:36  then the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for the yellow hair: he is unclean.
Lev 13:37  But if the scall stay in its appearance, and black hair be grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
Lev 13:38  And if a man or a woman have in the skin of their flesh bright spots, even white bright spots;
Lev 13:39  then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be of a dull white, it is a tetter, it hath broken out in the skin: he is clean.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 13.40-54 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 3)

Lev 13:40  And if a man’s hair be fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.
Lev 13:41  And if his hair be fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead-bald; yet is he clean.
Lev 13:42  But if there be in the bald head, or the bald forehead, a reddish-white plague, it is leprosy breaking out in his bald head, or his bald forehead.
Lev 13:43  Then the priest shall look upon him; and, behold, if the rising of the plague be reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh,
Lev 13:44  he is a leprous man, he is unclean; the priest shall surely pronounce him unclean: his plague is in his head.
Lev 13:45  And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and the hair of his head shall go loose, and he shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry: ‘Unclean, unclean.’
Lev 13:46  All the days wherein the plague is in him he shall be unclean; he is unclean; he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his dwelling be.
Lev 13:47  And when the plague of leprosy is in a garment, whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen garment;
Lev 13:48  or in the warp, or in the woof, whether they be of linen, or of wool; or in a skin, or in any thing made of skin.
Lev 13:49  If the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin, it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be shown unto the priest.
Lev 13:50  And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up that which hath the plague seven days.
Lev 13:51  And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in the skin, whatever service skin is used for, the plague is a malignant leprosy: it is unclean.
Lev 13:52  And he shall burn the garment, or the warp, or the woof, whether it be of wool or of linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is; for it is a malignant leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.
Lev 13:53  And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin;
Lev 13:54  then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 13.55-59 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 4)

Lev 13:55  And the priest shall look, after that the plague is washed; and, behold, if the plague have not changed its colour, and the plague be not spread, it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is a fret, whether the bareness be within or without.
Lev 13:56  And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be dim after the washing thereof, then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof.
Lev 13:57  And if it appear still in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin, it is breaking out, thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire.
Lev 13:58  And the garment, or the warp, or the woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which thou shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.
Lev 13:59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 14.1-20 (Parashat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 4)

Lev 14:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
Lev 14:2 This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest.
Lev 14:3  And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;
Lev 14:4  then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two living clean birds, and cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
Lev 14:5  And the priest shall command to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
Lev 14:6  As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar-wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.
Lev 14:7  And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let go the living bird into the open field.
Lev 14:8  And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water, and he shall be clean; and after that he may come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days.
Lev 14:9  And it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off; and he shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.
Lev 14:10  And on the eighth day he shall take two he-lambs without blemish, and one ewe-lamb of the first year without blemish, and three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil.
Lev 14:11  And the priest that cleanseth him shall set the man that is to be cleansed, and those things, before the LORD, at the door of the tent of meeting.
Lev 14:12  And the priest shall take one of the he-lambs, and offer him for a guilt-offering, and the log of oil, and wave them for a wave- offering before the LORD.
Lev 14:13  And he shall kill the he-lamb in the place where they kill the sin-offering and the burnt-offering, in the place of the sanctuary; for as the sin-offering is the priest’s, so is the guilt-offering; it is most holy.
Lev 14:14  And the priest shall take of the blood of the guilt-offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.
Lev 14:15  And the priest shall take of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.
Lev 14:16  And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD.
Lev 14:17  And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the guilt-offering.
Lev 14:18  And the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed; and the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD.
Lev 14:19  And the priest shall offer the sin-offering, and make atonement for him that is to be cleansed because of his uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt-offering.
Lev 14:20  And the priest shall offer the burnt-offering and the meal-offering upon the altar; and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 14.21-32 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 5)

Lev 14:21  And if he be poor, and his means suffice not, then he shall take one he-lamb for a guilt-offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering, and a log of oil;
Lev 14:22  and two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, such as his means suffice for; and the one shall be a sin-offering, and the other a burnt-offering.
Lev 14:23  And on the eighth day he shall bring them for his cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tent of meeting, before the LORD.
Lev 14:24  And the priest shall take the lamb of the guilt-offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them for a wave-offering before the LORD.
Lev 14:25  And he shall kill the lamb of the guilt-offering, and the priest shall take of the blood of the guilt-offering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.
Lev 14:26  And the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand.
Lev 14:27  And the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before the LORD.
Lev 14:28  And the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the place of the blood of the guilt-offering.
Lev 14:29  And the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before the LORD.
Lev 14:30  And he shall offer one of the turtle-doves, or of the young pigeons, such as his means suffice for;
Lev 14:31  even such as his means suffice for, the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, with the meal-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him that is to be cleansed before the LORD.
Lev 14:32  This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, whose means suffice not for that which pertaineth to his cleansing.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 14.33-57 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 6)

Lev 14:33  And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying:
Lev 14:34  When ye are come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;
Lev 14:35  then he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying: ‘There seemeth to me to be as it were a plague in the house.’
Lev 14:36  And the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go in to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house.
Lev 14:37  And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and the appearance thereof be lower than the wall;
Lev 14:38  then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days.
Lev 14:39  And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;
Lev 14:40  then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which the plague is, and cast them into an unclean place without the city.
Lev 14:41  And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the mortar that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place.
Lev 14:42  And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.
Lev 14:43  And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that the stones have been taken out, and after the house hath been scraped, and after it is plastered;
Lev 14:44  then the priest shall come in and look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a malignant leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
Lev 14:45  And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.
Lev 14:46  Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.
Lev 14:47  And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.
Lev 14:48  And if the priest shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered; then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.
Lev 14:49  And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
Lev 14:50  And he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.
Lev 14:51  And he shall take the cedar-wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.
Lev 14:52  And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar-wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet.
Lev 14:53  But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open field; so shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean.
Lev 14:54  This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and for a scall;
Lev 14:55  and for the leprosy of a garment, and for a house;
Lev 14:56  and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot;
Lev 14:57  to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean; this is the law of leprosy.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 15.1-15 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 6)

Lev 15:1  And the LORD spoke unto Moses and to Aaron, saying:
Lev 15:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When any man hath an issue out of his flesh, his issue is unclean.
Lev 15:3  And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness.
Lev 15:4  Every bed whereon he that hath the issue lieth shall be unclean; and every thing whereon he sitteth shall be unclean.
Lev 15:5  And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:6  And he that sitteth on any thing whereon he that hath the issue sat shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:7  And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:8  And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:9  And what saddle soever he that hath the issue rideth upon shall be unclean.
Lev 15:10  And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the even; and he that beareth those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:11  And whomsoever he that hath the issue toucheth, without having rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:12  And the earthen vessel, which he that hath the issue toucheth, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.
Lev 15:13  And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue, then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes; and he shall bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
Lev 15:14  And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tent of meeting, and give them unto the priest.
Lev 15:15  And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD for his issue.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 15.16-33 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Aliyah 7)

Lev 15:16  And if the flow of seed go out from a man, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:17  And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the flow of seed, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:18  The woman also with whom a man shall lie carnally, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:19  And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days; and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:20  And every thing that she lieth upon in her impurity shall be unclean; every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.
Lev 15:21  And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:22  And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sitteth upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:23  And if he be on the bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:24  And if any man lie with her, and her impurity be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.
Lev 15:25  And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days not in the time of her impurity, or if she have an issue beyond the time of her impurity; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness she shall be as in the days of her impurity: she is unclean.
Lev 15:26  Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her impurity; and every thing whereon she sitteth shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her impurity.
Lev 15:27  And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Lev 15:28  But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.
Lev 15:29  And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tent of meeting.
Lev 15:30  And the priest shall offer the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness.
Lev 15:31  Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile My tabernacle that is in the midst of them.
Lev 15:32  This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him from whom the flow of seed goeth out, so that he is unclean thereby;
Lev 15:33  and of her that is sick with her impurity, and of them that have an issue, whether it be a man, or a woman; and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.

2 Kings 7.3-20 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Haftarah)

2Ki 7:3  Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate; and they said one to another: ‘Why sit we here until we die?
2Ki 7:4  If we say: We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there; and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Arameans; if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.’
2Ki 7:5  And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Arameans; and when they were come to the outermost part of the camp of the Arameans, behold, there was no man there.
2Ki 7:6  For the Lord had made the host of the Arameans to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host; and they said one to another: ‘Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.’
2Ki 7:7  Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.
2Ki 7:8  And when these lepers came to the outermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and they came back, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.
2Ki 7:9  Then they said one to another: ‘We do not well; this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace; if we tarry till the morning light, punishment will overtake us; now therefore come, let us go and tell the king’s household.’
2Ki 7:10  So they came and called unto the porters of the city; and they told them, saying. ‘We came to the camp of the Arameans, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but the horses tied, and the asses tied, and the tents as they were.’
2Ki 7:11  And the porters called, and they told it to the king’s household within.
2Ki 7:12  And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants: ‘I will now tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we are hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying: When they come out of the city, we shall take them alive, and get into the city.’
2Ki 7:13  And one of his servants answered and said: ‘Let some take, I pray thee, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city – behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it; behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are consumed – and let us send and see.’
2Ki 7:14  They took therefore two chariots with horses; and the king sent after the host of the Arameans, saying: ‘Go and see.’
2Ki 7:15  And they went after them unto the Jordan; and, lo, all the way was full of garments and vessels, which the Arameans had cast away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.
2Ki 7:16  And the people went out, and spoiled the camp of the Arameans. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.
2Ki 7:17  And the king appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate; and the people trod upon him in the gate, and he died as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.
2Ki 7:18  And it came to pass, as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying: ‘Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to-morrow about this time in the gate of Samaria’;
2Ki 7:19  and that captain answered the man of God, and said: ‘Now, behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be?’ and he said: ‘Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof’;
2Ki 7:20  it came to pass even so unto him; for the people trod upon him in the gate, and he died.

Luke 7.18-35 (Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Renewed Covenant)

Luk 7:18  The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John,
Luk 7:19  calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”
Luk 7:20  And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’”
Luk 7:21  In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight.
Luk 7:22  And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them.
Luk 7:23  And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”
Luk 7:24  When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
Luk 7:25  What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts.
Luk 7:26  What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
Luk 7:27  This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’
Luk 7:28  I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
Luk 7:29  (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John,
Luk 7:30  but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)
Luk 7:31  “To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like?
Luk 7:32  They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’
Luk 7:33  For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’
Luk 7:34  The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
Luk 7:35  Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.”

Offline Resources:

WSB Resources:

Scripture Text

Parshoit List

  • Vayikra – 24th Parsha – Le. 1.1 – 5.26
  • Tsav – 25th Parsha – Le. 6.1 – 8.36
  • Shemini – 26th Parsha – Le. 9.1 – 11.47
  • Tazria – 27th Parsha – Le. 12.1 – 13.59
  • Metzora – 28th Parsha – Le. 14.1 – 15.33
  • Acharei Mot – 29th Parsha – Le. 16.1 – 18.30
  • Kedoshim – 30th Parsha – Le. 19.1 – 20.27
  • Emor – 31st Parsha – Le. 21.1 – 24.23
  • Behar – 32nd Parsha – Le. 25.1 – 26.2
  • Bechukotai – 33rd Parsha – Le. 26.3 – 27.34
Double Portions are read in the following years: 2023, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2036, 2037

Media

AUDIO

  • None

WSB SHOW PODCAST

  • None

VIDEO

  • None

Worksheets

  • None

Additional Links:

Articles:

Media:

AUDIO
Tazria

Metzora

VIDEO