May 21, 2013 ~ Shabbat BEHA'ALOTEKHA. Maqam SIGAH.
God teaches Moses the laws regarding physical purity, including purification after childbirth. The means of identification and purification of leprous skin diseases are set out, as are the laws concerning disposal of infected garments.
2 Kings 4:42–5:19(Other opinion: Isaiah 66:7-66:24 and repeat 66:23)
2013- When Tazria-Tahor are combined (Leviticus 12:1-15:33), (1) Maqam SABA should be applied, because the perasha commences with the circumcision of the baby boy on the eighth day. In our tradition, Saba ("Sabi" in Arabic means 'boy') is reserved for the Berit Milah. Other opinions include: (2) Maqam SIGAH, because the perasha deals with holiness rituals, and Sigah is used for rituals. (3) Maqam NAHWAND, because leprosy is traditionally associated with Lashon HaRa’ (evil tongue), and Nahwand is reserved for disharmony. In addition, for the Shabbat prior to Israel Independence Day, some apply Maqam Nahwand and transpose the Tiqvah (Israel's national anthem) to the prayers. (4) Maqam BAYAT, because the birth of a baby girl is also mentioned in the beginning of the perasha, and Bayat is reserved for celebrating the baby girl (as "Bat" sounds like "Bayat"). ALIYOT: Being that there is a tradition to label this 'Shabbat Tahor," most aliyot end with a derivation of the word "Tahor" (12:8, 13:13, 13:17, 13:23, 13:34, 13:39, 14:9, 14:53). MISHMARA: Tractates Niddah & Zabim (Sephardic Pizmonim Project, www.pizmonim.com).
Tazria-Tahor are combined
(Leviticus 12:1-15:33), Maqam Saba should be applied, because the
perasha commences with the circumcision of the baby boy on the eighth
day. In our tradition,
2011- For Shabbat Tazria, Maqam Saba ("Sabi" in Arabic is baby boy) is applied, because Tazria commences with the birth of a baby boy and his circumcision on the eighth day. In our tradition, Maqam Saba is reserved for the Brit Milah. Another opinion listed in the Red Book is Bayat, because the birth of a baby girl is also mentioned in the beginning of the perasha. The opinion of H. Moshe Ashear is to apply Maqam Bayat-Hoseni for Shabbat HaHodesh.
Niddah: ("Separation"); deals with the Niddah, a woman during her menstrual cycle.
The topics of Nidah is mentioned in the perasha "kimei nidat dotah nitmah"