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  • PURITY AND IMPURITY, RITUAL — (Heb. וְטָהֳרָה טֻמְאָה, tumah ve toharah), a symbolic system according to which a pure person or object is qualified for contact with the Temple and related sancta (holy objects and spaces) while an impure person or object is disqualified from… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MAJORITY RULE — MAJORITY RULE, deciding a matter according to the majority opinion. In the field of the halakhah this rule is applied in three principal instances: (a) determination of the binding law according to (the view of) the majority of halakhic scholars; …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • contaminate — /kənˈtæməneɪt / (say kuhn tamuhnayt) verb (t) (contaminated, contaminating) 1. to render impure by contact or mixture. 2. to render harmful or unusable by adding radioactive material to. 3. Ecology to degrade (an environment) by introducing… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Corrupt — Cor*rupt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corrupting}.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy. [1913 Webster] 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corrupted — Corrupt Cor*rupt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corrupting}.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy. [1913 Webster] 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corrupting — Corrupt Cor*rupt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corrupting}.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy. [1913 Webster] 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taint — / tānt/ vt: to damage or destroy the validity of evidence taint ed by an illegal search taint n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Tzaraath — Part of Judaic series of articles on Ritual purity in Judaism   …   Wikipedia

  • COMMANDMENTS, THE 613 — (Heb. תַּרְיַ״ג מִצְווֹת, taryag mitzvot). The total number of biblical commandments (precepts and prohibitions) is given in rabbinic tradition as 613. R. Simlai, a Palestinian teacher, states: 613 commandments were revealed to Moses at Sinai,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Metzora (parsha) — Metzora, Metzorah, M’tzora, Mezora, Metsora, or M’tsora (מְּצֹרָע Hebrew for “one being diseased,” the ninth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parshah) is the 28th weekly Torah portion (parshah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah… …   Wikipedia

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