Daily Chumash Tazria Sunday: The laws of a woman who gives birth


Parshas Tazria

Pesukim:67 [Siman: בניה]

Haftorah: Melachim 2 4:42-5:19


  Number of Mitzvos:

There are a total of Seven Mitzvos in Parshas Tazria; Five positive commands and Two negative commands. The following are the commands in the chronological order that they are brought in the Parsha.

  A. Positive: 1. Mitzvah 166/Positive 74: That a woman who gives birth is to be impure for her husband and Taharos, and follow the related Torah regulations. 2. Mitzvah 168/Positive 75: That a woman who gives birth is to bring Karbanos at the end of her pure days. 3. Mitzvah 169/Positive 76: To follow the laws of a Metzora and have him brought to the Kohen and purified or be deemed impure. 4. Mitzvah 171/Positive 77: That the Metzora follow the laws relating to him, such as to have torn garments and long hair. 5. Mitzvah 172/Positive 78: To follow the laws instructed regarding clothing that grows Tzaraas.   B. Negative: 1. Mitzvah 167/Negative 93: For an impure person not to eat Kodshim until he is purified. 2. Mitzvah 170/Negative 94: Not to shave the hair of the Tzaraas.  



  1. The laws of a woman who gives birth:
  • A male child: If a woman gives birth to a male child, she is impure for seven days. On the eighth day the child is to be circumcised. She remains with Demei Tohar [blood of Purity] for 33 day. She may not enter the Mikdash or touch Kodshim during this time.
  • A female child: If a woman gives birth to a girl she is to remain a Niddah for 14 days. She remains with Demei Tohar for 66 days.
  • The Karbanos: At the completion of her pure days for a male and female she is to bring to the Kohen a year-old sheep as a Chatas offering and a bird for an Olah offering. The Kohen offers the sacrifice on her behalf and purifies her. If she cannot afford a sheep, she is to bring two birds, one for an Olah and the second for a Chatas.

  1. The laws of Tzaraas:
  • Showing it to the Kohen: One who has a lesion of Tzaraas on his skin is to be brought to the Kohen for examination. The Kohen is to view the ailment and if its hair is white and deeper than the skin, it is Tzaraas, and he is declared impure by the Kohen.
  • Confinement: If its hair is not white and it is not deeper than the skin, the Kohen is to confine him for seven days. The Kohen is to re-examine the Tzaraas on the 7th day, and if it has not changed, and has not spread, he is to re-confine him for a further seven days.

About The Author

Leave A Comment?

You must be logged in to post a comment.