Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:
Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section
is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person
"goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.
1st Aliya: The laws of purity and impurity as they pertain to child-birth are
discussed. The basic laws of Tzaraat involving the diagnosis of the Kohain
and possible quarantine, as well as the laws of Tzarrat as it relates to
healthy skin and infection are stated.
2nd and 3rd Aliya:The laws of Tzaraat as it relates to burns, a bald patch,
dull white spots, and the presence of a blemish on clothing is discussed.
4th Aliya: The purification process of the Mitzora involving two Kosher
birds, a piece of cedar, some crimson wool, a hyssop branch, fresh spring
water, s clay bowl, a Kohain, the Mikveh, seven days, a haircut and a Korban
with its Mincha offering is detailed.
5th Aliya: The Korban of a Mitzorah who is poor is discussed.
6th and 7th Aliya:The laws dealing with blemishes that appear on a house are
detailed. Following the laws of Tzaraat, the Torah turns is attention to
various laws dealing with bodily discharges that render the individual Tameh.
Male discharges, seminal discharges, menstruation, and other female
discharges are detailed. Note that the basic laws of Family Purity are stated
in verses 15:19-26.
Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler