TAZRIA/She Will Conceive


Tazria/She will conceive — תזריע


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  • TORAH:

Leviticus 12:1-13:59

  • HAFTARAH/HAFTORAH (includes PROPHETS and WRITINGS) – Prophets:

2 Kings 4:42-5:19

  • BRIT CHADASHAH (a.k.a New Covenant/Testament) – GOSPEL:

Luke 2:22-35

Note: The regular readings above are often interrupted with special readings on Jewish holidays, special Sabbaths, and Rosh Chodesh. Refer to the annual Torah Portion schedule for these special portions.

Portion Summary

The name of the twenty-seventh reading from the Torah is Tazria (תזריע), which means “she conceived.” The name is derived from the words of Leviticus 12:2, where the LORD says to Moses, “When a woman [conceives] and bears a male child.” Leviticus 12 discusses the laws of purification after childbirth. Leviticus 13 introduces the laws for diagnosing and quarantining lepers. Except in biblical calendar leap years, Tazria is read together with the subsequent Torah portion, Metzora, on the same Sabbath.

Portion Outline

    • Leviticus 12:1 | Purification of Women after Childbirth
    • Leviticus 13:1 | Leprosy, Varieties and Symptoms
    • 2Ki 4:42 | Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men
    • 2Ki 5:1 | The Healing of Naaman


Tazria, Thazria, Thazri’a, Sazria, or Ki Tazria‘ (תַזְרִיעַ — Hebrew for “she conceives”, the 13th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 27th weekly Torah portion ( פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Leviticus



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