Metzora (parsha) - Commandments

Commandments

According Sefer ha-Chinuch, there are 11 positive and no negative commandments in the parshah:

  • To carry out the prescribed rules for purifying the person affected by tzara'at (Leviticus 14:2.)
  • The person affected by tzara'at must shave off all his hair prior to purification. (Leviticus 14:9.)
  • Every impure person must immerse in a mikvah to become pure. (Leviticus 14:9.)
  • A person affected by tzara'at must bring an offering after going to the mikvah. (Leviticus 14:10.)
  • To observe the laws of impurity caused by a house's tzara'at (Leviticus 14:35.)
  • To observe the laws of impurity caused by a man's running issue (Leviticus 15:3.)
  • A man who had a running issue must bring an offering after he goes to the mikvah. (Leviticus 15:13–14.)
  • To observe the laws of impurity of a seminal emission (Leviticus 15:16.)
  • To observe the laws of menstrual impurity (Leviticus 15:19.)
  • To observe the laws of impurity caused by a woman's running issue (Leviticus 15:25.)
  • A woman who had a running issue must bring an offering after she goes to the mikvah. (Leviticus 15:28–29.)

(Sefer HaHinnuch: The Book of Education. Translated by Charles Wengrov, 2:233–75. Jerusalem: Feldheim Pub., 1984. ISBN 0-87306-296-5.)

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