Class #3 - Reading Assignment

Introduction to Tumah and Taharah


Please read mitzvot #159 - 161, 178 – 181.  These and the mitzvot for next class cover most of the basics of tumah and taharah.  This is a complex and, for most, an unfamiliar area.  Our author introduces the topic by way of the shoresh of mitzvah # 159, and we will start there.  Then we will try to summarize this topic systematically, incorporating the details of the relevant mitzvah/essays as we go.  You may find the reading for these two classes more difficult than usual.