Tazria – Later and Earlier

In describing the birth of a child and the circumcision on the eighth day, why does the Torah bother to tell us about the conception as well as the impurity of the mother for seven days following birth? What is the connection between this verse and the verse in psalms which speaks of God fashioning Man ‘later and earlier?’ What is the concept of Man being created originally as a composite of both Male and Female? What does it mean that Adam was created in a state where he filled all of reality?

Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.

Running time: 22:31

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  1. Anonymous on April 11, 2014 at 5:42 am

    er and onan are in the middle of the yosef story because they could have done this male female psyche tikkun then ! we wouldnt of had to wait 3,000 years to do this tikkunm . The bahir says tamar was half male half female like the date tree there sweetest of EY's 7 speices. This is a remez too this tikkun , ie adam chavah back to back , and a sod david hamelech the soul of adam harishon . Davids tehillim are our correction for "he corrected adams 100 years takling 70 of them " sofei teivot ubait yosef lehavah = 485 =tehillim . Tehillim is our offense and our defense .

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