Understanding The Meaning Of Tumah

What Do Tumah And Tahara Mean Today?

Immanuel Shalev

Immanuel Shalev



In Parshat Tazria, we are introduced to the concepts of Tumah and Tahara. Some translate them as cleanliness and uncleanliness, some say ritual purity and impurity, but we never seem to get a clear and relevant meaning of what Tumah and Tahara actually are.

Join us in Part I of this quest as we begin to tackle both what Tumah and Tahara mean, and how these new definitions can truly impact our lives today.