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Tazria


Regular Shabbat Readings

* Note: On Jewish holidays, special readings often interrupt the regular cycle.

  • Tazria (תזריע | She will conceive)
  • Torah: Leviticus 12:1-13:59
  • Haftarah: 2 Kings 4:42-5:19
  • Gospel: Mark 9:14-50

Portion Summary

The name of the twenty-seventh reading from the Torah is Tazria (תזריע), which means "she conceived." The name is derived from the words of Leviticus 12:2, where the LORD says to Moses, "When a woman [conceives] and bears a male child." Leviticus 12 discusses the laws of purification after childbirth. Leviticus 13 introduces the laws for diagnosing and quarantining lepers. Except in biblical calendar leap years, Tazria is read together with the subsequent Torah portion, Metzora, on the same Sabbath.


Portion Outline

  • Torah
    • Leviticus 12:1 | Purification of Women after Childbirth
    • Leviticus 13:1 | Leprosy, Varieties and Symptoms
  • Prophets
    • 2Ki 4:42 | Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men
    • 2Ki 5:1 | The Healing of Naaman


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