Culture, Religion

In our mouths and in our hearts: Day 37

Today: For those who were waiting for the sacrifice/purity stuff to end, here we are! Today’s list ends with civil law.
451. “On the seventh day he shall shave off all his hair — of head, beard, and eyebrows.” (Leviticus 14:9) = after someone recovers from tzara’at (mysterious skin disease)
452. The laws of tzara’at of garments (Leviticus 13:47-59)
453. The laws of tzara’at of houses (Leviticus 14:34-53)
454. The laws of tum’ah (ritual impurity) due to a menstruating woman (Leviticus 15:19-24)
455. The laws of tum’ah due to a woman who gives birth (Leviticus 12:2-5)
456. The laws of tum’ah due to a zavah / woman who has an abnormal discharge (Leviticus 15:25-27)
457. The laws of tum’ah due to a zav / man who has an abnormal discharge (Leviticus 15:2-12)
458. “If an animal that you may eat has died, anyone who touches its carcass shall be unclean until evening; anyone who eats of its carcass shall was his/her clothes and be unclean until evening; and anyone who carries its carcass shall wash his/her clothes and remain unclean until evening.” (Leviticus 11:39-40)
459. “The following shall be unclean for you from among all the things that swarm on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and great lizards of every variety: the gecko, the land crocodile, the lizard, the sand lizard, and the chameleon.” (Leviticus 11:29-30)
460. The laws of tum’ah due to a man who has an emission (Leviticus 15:16-18)
461. “As to any food that may be eaten, it shall become unclean if it came in contact with water; as to any liquid that may be drunk, it shall become unclean if it was inside any vessel.” (Leviticus 11:34) = this doesn’t mean that water makes food tamei (unclean); it means that water gives food the ability to become tamei
462. “He shall bathe his whole body in water and remain unclean until evening.” (Leviticus 15:16) = anyone who is tamei can immerse in a mikvah and become tahor (ritually clean/pure)
463. “When an ox gores a man or woman to death…” (Exodus 21:28-32)
464. “When a person lets his/her livestock loose to graze in another’s land, and so allows a field or a vineyard to be grazed bare, s/he must make restitution for the impairment of that field or vineyard.” (Exodus 22:4)
465. “When a person opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or an ass falls into it, the one responsible for the pit must make restitution; s/he shall pay the price to the owner, but shall keep the dead animal.” (Exodus 21:33-34)

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