Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend


57. The Red Cow - Parah Adumah

One who has become impure through contact with a corpse is purified by sprinkling him on the third and seventh days with water in which the ashes of a red cow have been mixed, as it says "They shall take an unblemished red cow... and they shall take for the impure person some of [its] ashes and put on it living water in a vessel; and a pure man shall take hyssop and dip it in the water... and sprinkle on the impure person on the third day and on the seventh day... and he shall wash in water and be clean in the evening".1 Those who slaughter the cow and prepare the ashes become impure for a day,2 as do those who burn the sin-offerings that are not eaten and who take the scapegoat to the desert.3 One who touches or moves the water before it has been sprinkled, except to sprinkle it, also becomes impure for a day, as it says "And one who sprinkles the water of isolation shall wash his clothes, and one who touches the water of isolation shall be impure until evening".4,a

Sources:

1. Num. 19:2-19 a. 5:1,4; 11:1; 15:1
2. Num. 19:7-8,10
3. Lev. 16:26,28
4. Num. 19:21



 

ARTICLES ON EMOR AND THE OMER:

View Complete List

The Bottom Line
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

A Pure Blessing
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

When It Really Counts
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Consequences of Anger
Shlomo Katz - 5759

Focus on the Counting
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5756

“Letter to my Son Akiva” (born 10 years ago, on Erev LAG B’OMER)
Jon Erlbaum - 5771

> Son of a Gaon
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Not Free Yet
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

Divine Distribution
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

The Power of Connection
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5768

Pure Words
Shlomo Katz - 5770

Paying the Rent
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762

ArtScroll

Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5766

The Students of Rabbi Akiva
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Count Up
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766

Judaism 101
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information