JPS Audio Bible Weekly Portion

 

Excerpt #27/28

TAZRIA‘- METSORA

12 1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be unclean seven days; she shall be unclean as at the time of her menstrual infirmity.—3On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.—4She shall remain in a state of blood purification for thirty-three days: she shall not touch any consecrated thing, nor enter the sanctuary until her period of purification is completed. 5If she bears a female, she shall be unclean two weeks as during her menstruation, and she shall remain in a state of blood purification for sixty-six days.