Parashat Tazria-Metzora / פָּרָשַׁת תַזְרִיעַ־מְּצֹרָע

Parashat Tazria-Metzora is the 27th and 28th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read on / 1 Iyyar 5783.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 12:1-15:33

Tazria (“She Bears Seed”) opens by describing the purification process for a woman after childbirth. It then describes different forms of tzaraat, a discoloration condition on skin or clothing, and the requirement of an infected person to dwell alone outside the camp and be inspected by a priest. Metzora opens by describing the purification process and accompanying sacrifices for one infected with tzaraat, a discoloration condition on the skin. It then describes the process of treating a house infected with tzaraat and the ritual impurity generated by certain bodily discharges. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 12:1-13:23 · 31 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 13:24-39 · 16 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 13:40-54 · 15 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 13:55-14:20 · 25 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 14:21-32 · 12 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 14:33-15:15 · 40 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 15:16-33 · 18 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 15:31-33 · 3 p’sukim ·

N.B. special maftir in years 5780, 5783, 5786

Haftarah: II Kings 7:3-20 · 18 p’sukim

N.B. special Haftarah in years 5780, 5783, 5786

Triennial Year 1
  1. 1: 12:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 12:5-8 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 13:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 13:6-17 · 12 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 13:18-23 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 13:24-28 · 5 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 13:29-39 · 11 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Haftarah*: Isaiah 66:1-24 · 24 p’sukim
*Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Triennial Year 2

Read separately in 5784

Triennial Year 3
  1. 1: 14:33-38 · 6 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 14:39-47 · 9 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 14:48-53 · 6 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 14:54-15:7 · 11 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 15:8-15 · 8 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 15:16-28 · 13 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 15:29-33 · 5 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 15:31-33 · 3 p’sukim ·
Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 12:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 12:5-8 · 4 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 13:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·

Commentary and Divrei Torah

List of Dates

Parashat Tazria-Metzora is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Tazria-Metzora from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988
Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years
Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020