HASHEM gave her compensation to go the Mikvah on the night of the eight to have clean blood for it should have been 14 days like after a girl. She goes early so that she can partake in the Seuda (feast) of the Bris.
3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4 And she shall continue in the blood of purification three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purification be fulfilled.
While she is not pure enough for a Korban, she is as the Ramban says permissible to her husband.
5 But if she bears a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her impurity; and she shall continue in the blood of purification threescore and six days.
She loses out the 8th to 15th day in touching her husband but gains more days that are considered clean. Psychologically this is to help ease the relationship with her husband. For most men in the ancient world wanted a male child.
6 And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest. 7 And he shall offer it before the LORD, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. This is the law for her that bears, whether a male or a female. 8 And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons: the one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.
What sin did she do while giving birth? There are some women from the labor pain and suffering who vow never again to give birth. In order to hide this fact, the Torah put forth this sin offering on all women. These Korbanos were different in that the neck was slaughtered sliced with the right fingernail of the Cohain.
This is all based on the condition that the appearance is deeper than the skin and not perhaps a bacteria eating up the pigment of a tan. The Ramban explains Rashi as the perception of depth is based on the light color against the dark as a shadow and the sunny area give depth.
4 And if the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days.
Ramban says that this is more like a whitish ice color.
5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague stay in its appearance, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall shut him up seven days more. 6 And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague be dim, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is a scab; and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
The Cohanim and Leviim were in the place of Rabbis for their sole job was to serve the people. The Leviim had fields for crops for their own use but they were the teachers and doctors. Of course each Shevet (tribe) had their Judges and religious leaders but the Cohanim were inherited authorities.
7 But if the scab spread abroad in the skin, after that he has shown himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall show himself to the priest again. 8 And the priest shall look, and, behold, if the scab be spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is leprosy.
Tsoras was perhaps different from the leprosy of today and the main cause was Lashon HaRa. The person then had to leave the camp and stay away from people and could not spread his dirty gossip.
9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest. 10 And the priest shall look, and, behold, if there be a white rising in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising, 11 it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not shut him up; for he is unclean. 12 And if the leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from his head even to his feet, as far as appears to the priest; 13 then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague; it is all turned white: he is clean. …
The Cohain in those days was the Posek (giver of Halacha). Pinchas acted as priest, prophet and leader. Today the teaching has moved from the Cohain and Levy to the Rabbis of the generation. Some of course are Cohanim and Leviim and that is not surprising. Tsoras comes from Lashon HaRa. The evil tongue can be truthful. A non-Jew or public figure who does certain things that more than three people are involved in is exempt from Lashon HaRa. Still we cannot go around saying things what the Prime Minister or President does in private.
Pekuach Nefesh: I saw a number of things on the Israeli Highways and Streets that shook me up this week. The worse was at a traffic circle a car turning in from a road enabled me to get into traffic but the fellow behind me honked his displeasure although he was at a full stop. Then I saw why. Some wise-guy youth cut in on my right through the bus stop to jump in front of me. When somebody is a clown on the road, I don’t fight him as I don’t need an accident. He switched lanes back and forth to cut people off and smiled. He was in the turn towards Yerushalayim on 443 but stopped at the light and I was in a different lane. I yelled at him. Keep driving that way if you want to go into Olam HaBa really quick. I don’t know if it helped but sometimes you have to say something when you can. Because he might live but kill others.
I went to a new parking way in the Brochfield Center. The road was designed by an engineer after 3 to five drinks on Purim with the curves. Exactly as I left with the most dangerous curve a pedestrian crossed the road on an angle. So I moved left to pass him only to have some kid on a bike pass me by a few centimeters.
The second subject is Modesty. I was at the house of a friend last week with other Rabbis. He is a fellow who hosts Rabbis and friends in his Sukkah, on Purim and soon Lag B’ Omer. All of a sudden one of his daughters came down in short-shorts. She also was displaying too much shoulder. After everybody had left, I spoke to him and his wife. I told them that I am going to be 70 like real soon. My oldest grandson is 20.5 and my granddaughter almost 19. I probably think 30-year-old women are too young for me. I am no pedophile but your daughter should not be walking around like that. Would you like me to talk to her? He said that he would take care of it. He had said something when we were there but it did not sink in.
We are coming to the summer season and beach season. Ladies please make sure that your dresses upon sitting down cover your knees and your blouses go down to or close to covering the elbows and also no low cut blouses please. A man should love you for your brains and good character and not for you (fill in).
I hope these words will be important for you as safety is not taught in the Charedi Schools and Modesty is not taught in the secular schools. I pointed out to my wife the side profile of a Fox News Anchor who looked more like a sex symbol than an intelligent woman interviewing people. Let this not be by your wife or daughter lest some rogues get some ideas and start up with them. Let a woman be honored for her inner beauty and intelligence and not so and so many kilogram or pound ‘pieces’ as the fellows say.