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Ritual Impurity of a Metzora

The mitzvah regarding the ritual impurity of the metzora (a person suffering from tzaraat, a skin discoloration described in the Torah). This mitzvah includes all the laws applicable to this impurity: what types [of discolorations render a person] impure, and [what types do not]; which types of this impurity require quarantine, and which do not; the laws associated with the quarantine, i.e., shaving [the hair surrounding a tzaraat lesion in an area of hair]; and all other laws associate with tzaraat and the gradations of its impurity.


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
In that generation the women repaired what the men broke down. The men gave their gold for the making of the Calf; the women refused. The men had been unwilling to enter the Land [in wake of the Spies' report]; the women [i.e., the daughters of Tzelafchad] petitioned to receive an inheritance in the Land
  –Midrash Rabbah (on Numbers 27:1)
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