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Why is there a difference in Leviticus 12 in the days required for purification after childbirth based on the sex of the child?

What is meant by purification and why the difference in the days required for purification based on the sex of the child?

Leviticus 12:1 - 8

NLT - 1 The Lord said to Moses. 2 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. If a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, she will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her menstrual period.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 28 2014 Mini David Killick

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Mini Christine Cali

Is this why Jewish women have a micvah or cleansing bath in a separate facility?

January 29 2014 Report

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