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 14:46
 14:47
 14:48
14:47 If one [remains in the house long enough to] relax, he must immerse [both his body and] his clothing. [However] he must immerse his clothing [only if he has remained] in the house [long enough] to eat [a small meal].
Vehashochev babayit yechabes et-begadav veha'ochel babayit yechabes et-begadav.
14:48 However, if the priest returns [at the end of the seven days] after the house has been replastered, and he sees that the mark has not reappeared in the house, then the mark has gone away and the priest shall declare the house clean.
Ve'im-bo yavo hakohen vera'ah vehineh lo-fasah hanega babayit acharey hitoach et-habayit vetihar hakohen et-habayit ki nirpa hanaga.



Commentary:

long enough to relax
  (Sifra; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah; cf. Rash, Bertenoro on Negaim 13:9; Yad, Tumath Tzaraath 16:6). Literally, 'One who lies down in the house ...'

However...
  (Ibid. See Rambam on Negaim 13:9; Eruvin 4a).

small meal
  This is called a peras, and it is a small amount of bread and a relish. According to some the piece of bread must be the size of three eggs, while according to others, four eggs (cf. Orach Chaim 612:4; Tosefoth Yom Tov on Negaim 13:9).





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