Torah Pearls #27 – Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)

Torah Pearls Tazria, Leviticus, Nehemia Gordon, Torah portion, seed, uncleanness, birth, boy, girl, leprosy, Miriam, Naaman, tanakh, yehovah

In this episode of The Original Torah Pearls, Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59), we talk about the meaning of tazria, do women “produce seed”, why is there a difference in the time of uncleanness concerning the birth of a boy versus a girl, and is it a sin to be unclean. Also in this program, regarding leprosy, the stories of Miriam and Naaman. Continue reading

Torah Pearls #31 – Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23)

Torah Pearls Emor, Nehemia Gordon, Torah portion, Leviticus, Priests, offerings, appointed times, Yehovah, Lunar Sabbath, chagThis episode of The Original Torah Pearls is on the Torah portion Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23). We discuss the standards and conduct of the Priests and acceptable offerings, as well as the appointed times of Yehovah and the issue of the Lunar Sabbath. Lastly, we address the stoning of the blasphemer!

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Laws of Niddah in Leviticus 15

Laws of Niddah, Leviticus 15, family purity, impurity, Leviticus 15, Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20, menstruation, mikvah, mikveh, nidah, niddah, period, Ritual purity, Taharah, tahor, tahorah, tameh, Tumah, uncleannessNehemia Gordon provides insight on the laws concerning niddah found in Leviticus 15, 18, and 20. Niddah refers to a menstruating woman or a woman who has not become ritually clean following her period. Gordon defines the different types of niddah and the reasons for the prohibition against sexual intercourse with a niddah. Continue reading