Thursday, April 27, 2017

Postnatal purification in Leviticus etc.

DR. RABBI ZEV FARBER: The Parturient’s “Days of Purity”: From Torah to Halacha (
In reference to the parturient, the Torah speaks of a 33 or 66 day period of דמי טהרה “blood of her purity” as distinguished from a 7 or 14 day period “like menstruation.” What is the difference between these two periods according to Leviticus and how did later groups such as rabbinic Jews, Karaites, Samaritans, and Beta Israel understand it?