Parashat Tazria-Metzora 5797 / פָּרָשַׁת תַזְרִיעַ־מְּצֹרָע

/ 3 Iyyar 5797

Parashat Tazria-Metzora is the 27th and 28th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

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 ·

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

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 ·

Alternate Haftarah: II Kings 5:20-27 · 8 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: