Waiting to See
For Parashot Tazria / Metzora
By Messianic Torah 4-5-2013
Tazria / Metzora (Lev 12:1-15:33 Haftarah 2 Ki 7:3-7:20) are the 4th and 5th parashat in the book of Vayikra also called Leviticus, and they are called Tazria / Metzora which means ‘Conceived’ / ‘Leper’. In this week’s parashot:
– A woman shall be separated 40 Days for a male, and 80 days for a female she gives birth to.
– At the end of her time of separation she shall bring a burnt offering and a sin offering to the priests.
– If someone has a rising in his flesh, scab, or bright spot, he shall show the priests.
– The priest shall examine the person and pronounce them clean or unclean.
– The priest shall shut them up 7 days if they are unclean.
– The priest shall examine them again and pronounce them clean or shut them up 7 more days.
– The laws of pronouncing an old leprosy are given.
– The laws of pronouncing raw flesh are given.
– The laws of pronouncing leprosy from a boil are given.
– The laws of pronouncing leprosy from a burning are given
– The laws of leprosy on the head or beard are given.
– The laws of bright spots in the flesh are given.
– The laws of pronouncing leprosy in the bald head are given.
– The leper shall dwell outside the camp, his clothes rent, his head bare, covering his upper lip crying unclean unclean
– The laws of pronouncing leprosy in garments are given
– The laws of cleansing a garment of leprosy are given
– When the priest says the leper is healed he shall take 2 birds, scarlet, hyssop, and cedar, and cleanse him
– The leper shall wash his clothes, shave his hair, bathe himself, and come into the camp but not his tent for 7 days
– On the 7th day he shall wash his clothes, shave all his hair, bathe and be clean
– On the 8th day he shall take 2 he lambs and a she lamb of the first year, a minkha, and a log of oil to the door of the tabernacle
– The priest shall sprinkle the oil before YHWH and place some on the right ear, thumb, and big toe, and pour the rest on the head of the leper
– The priest shall offer the sin and burnt offering and minkha for the leper to atone for him
– The law of him who is too poor to bring the offerings for leprosy
– The laws of leprosy in a house
– The laws of cleansing a person who has an issue going from them
– The laws of seed of copulation
– The laws of Niddah
– Haftarah – The story of the four lepers and the Syrians