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 15:31
 15:32
15:31 Last Reading Last Reading
You [Moses and Aaron] must warn the Israelites about their impurity, so that their impurity not cause them to die if they defile the tabernacle that I have placed among them.
Vehizartem et-beney-Yisra'el mitum'atam velo yamutu betum'atam betam'am et-Mishkani asher betocham.
15:32 This then is the [entire] law concerning the man who is unclean because of a discharge or seminal emission,
Zot torat hazav va'asher tetse mimenu shichvat-zera letom'ah-vah.



Commentary:

not....die
  This is why the section from Leviticus 11:1 to here is placed after the death of Aaron's sons (Ibn Ezra on Leviticus 16:1).

if they defile...
  The laws of purity thus deal with the Tabernacle and the Holy Temple. That is why today, when the Temple no longer stands, we are not careful regarding these rules. However, it is still forbidden to enter the area of the Temple Mount if one is ritually unclean. (Shaarey Teshuvah, Orach Chaim 561:1; cf. Teshuvoth Radbaz 691).





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