Questions tagged [zav-zava]

For questions about a Zav (male) and Zava (female) who need to count 7 clean days, immerse and bring a sacrifice to become Tahor (pure).

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All men today are safek zav?

Someone told me that it was obvious to him (and he got someone else to agree with them) that all men today are a safek zav. Meaning, a zav is someone who had an unusual emission from their body (...
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Understanding the kehati on Beitza 2:10

Beitza 2:10: עֲגָלָה שֶׁל קָטָן טְמֵאָה מִדְרָס וְנִטֶּלֶת בְּשַׁבָּת, וְאֵינָהּ נִגְרֶרֶת אֶלָּא עַל גַּבֵּי כֵלִים. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה אוֹמֵר, כָּל הַכֵּלִים אֵין נִגְרָרִין חוּץ מִן הָעֲגָלָה, ...
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How does Rambam understand Arachin 8a?

Arachin 8a teaches the rules of what happens when a woman has a flow of blood and is unsure if she is in her days of niddah (days 1 - 7) or days of zivah (days 11 - 18). For simplicity, let’s focus ...
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Non-Jews vs Zavim with respect to entering the Temple

In Niddah 34a, the gemara says that the sages decreed tumah on non-Jews like that of a zav (translation edited from Soncino): ‮(ויקרא טו) דבר אל בני ישראל ואמרת אליהם איש איש כי יהיה זב בני ישראל ...
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Is a Zav allowed to have relations with his wife?

Would a Zav be allowed to have relations with his wife while she is Tahor? I can't think of any source to forbid it.
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borrowed my Teffilin, fell asleep, nocturnal emission

If somebody borrowed my Teffilin, and then accidentally fell asleep while wearing them, and during his sleep experienced a nocturnal emission, have my Teffilin become spiritually damaged at all?!
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Counting and cleansing

VaYikra/Leviticus 15:2-3 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When any man hath an issue out of his flesh, his issue is unclean. And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: ...
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Why does a זב מחוסר כפרה have a פסח brought for him?

From what I understand, a three-day zav must offer korbanos related to his ziva and cannot, until that time, eat any korbanos. A mishna in chapter 8 of P'sachim says that such a person whose ziva-‎...