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Laws of Judaism Concerning Ritual Purity and Cleanliness

Summaries, with complete referencing, of key source texts

for the laws of Judaism concerning ritual impurity and purity.

 

The sources used to prepare this work are discussed at Source Texts Used for Laws of Judaism.  They are the Biblical Books of Moses (Torah) and the 12th century Code of Maimonides (Mishneh Torah).

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.  Introduction to the Laws of Judaism Concerning Ritual Purity

2.  General Considerations – Ritual Purity and Impurity

3.  Corpse Impurity

4.  The Impurity of Leprosy

5.  Impurity from Bodily Emissions

6.  Ritual Purity and Animals

7.  Ritual Impurity and Food

8.  Purity for Meals and Prayer

9.  Personal Grooming and Hygiene

 

Source Texts Used for Laws of Judaism

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated October 9, 2012