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Family Purity (Taharat HaMishpacha)

Practical Parshah - Metzora

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Family Purity (Taharat HaMishpacha): Practical Parshah - Metzora

A textual analysis of the Biblical origins for the laws of family purity and mikveh.
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Jacquelyn H Contreras Portland April 6, 2022

As a convert, even before conversion, I desired Family Purity. After a divorce and menapause I was able to Mikvah, and begin to understand concepts like seperation, kosher, impurity, quarentine, lashon hara, more with each Torah cycle. BH.
Never doubt Hashem kindness towards those who fear Him and feast on His Bread of Life and pure water of His words. Chag Pesach Israel. All my love and life in purity.. Reply

Anonymous west hempstead, ny April 20, 2012

niddah What happens if a couple, Jewish but not observant, has a child born outside the parameters of the lasws of taaras mishpacha. The couple then becomes observant as does the male child. Is that child viewed with any negative eye? Reply

Anonymous Israel June 26, 2018
in response to Anonymous:

The child is most probably, technically a "ben nidda," a spiritual state. I have heard of some people preferring to marry Jews who are not bnei nidda, but I think this is certainly not the majority view. On the contrary, the family should be viewed in a positive eye for returning to the ways of the Torah! Reply

Jacquelyn Contreras Portland April 8, 2019
in response to Anonymous:

Baruch Hashem. Always lenient and compassionate. Hallelujah. Reply

binh tran fremont, ca April 13, 2011

Mikvah Thanks, Rabbi Kaplan for bringing much spiritual depth and significance of this mitzvah. Great teachings. Thank You. Reply

Leo Kingston Springs, Tennessee April 9, 2011

Practical Parshah As always an erudite instruction. I look forward to your sermon each week. Reply

Each week, Rabbi Mendel Kaplan will delve into that week's Torah reading to bring out a practical lesson for life and explain the Biblical sources for the customs, laws, practices and ethics of our people.
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