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 14:8
 14:9
14:8 The person undergoing purification shall then immerse his clothing, and [the priest] shall shave off all the person's hair. He shall then immerse in a mikvah and thus complete [the first part] of the purification process. He may return to the camp, but he must remain outside his tent for seven days.
Vechibes hamitaher et-begadav vegilach et-kol-se'aro verachats bamayim vetaher ve'achar yavo el-hamachaneh veyashav michuts le'aholo shiv'at yamim.
14:9 On the seventh day, [the priest] shall shave off all [the person's] hair. His head, beard, eyebrows and other [body] hair must all be shaved off. He shall then immerse his clothing and body in a mikvah and he is clean.
Vehayah vayom hashvi'i yegalach et-kol-se'aro et-rosho ve'et-zkanav ve'et gabot eynav ve'et-kol-se'aro yegale'ach vechibes et-begadav verachats et-besaro bamayim vetaher.



Commentary:

the priest
  (Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 11:1, 3; cf. Tosefta, Negaim 8:6, HaGra ad loc. 12).

mikvah
  See Exodus 29:4. Literally, 'with the water.'

outside his tent
  That is, he may not be intimate with his wife (Sifra; Negaim 14:2; Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 11:1). During this period, too, he renders unclean anything with which he comes in contact (Yad 11:2).





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