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 19:8
 19:9
19:9 A ritually clean person shall gather up the cow's ashes, and place them outside the camp in a clean place. They shall be a keepsake for the Israelite community to be used for the sprinkling water, as a means of purification.
Ve'asaf ish tahor et efer haparah vehiniach michuts lamachaneh bemakom tahor vehayetah la'adat bney-Yisra'el lemishmeret lemey nidah chatat hi.



Commentary:

ritually clean person
  Anyone, even a woman (Yoma 43a; Yad, Parah Adumah 43a). Other sources, however, apparently require a priest (Targum Yonathan; cf. HaKethav VeHaKabbalah).

ashes
  They were ground up into fine dust (19:17; Parah 3:11; Midrash HaGadol; Yad, Parah Adumah 3:3).

sprinkling
  (Targum; Rashi; Saadia; Septuagint). Niddah in Hebrew. Or, 'purification water,' that is, water that separates man from defilement (Ibn Janach); or, 'restricted water' (Ibn Ezra; Radak, Sherashim).

purification
  (Rashi; Septuagint). See 19:17. Or, 'it is a sin offering' (Targum), or, 'it is like a sin offering' (Avodah Zarah 23b; Rashi).





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