Zav

A man suffering from gonorrhea. A zav becomes ritually impure as a result of the secretion of a white, pus-like discharge from his penis. Aman who experiences a discharge of that kind on one occasion becomes ritually impure for one day, like a man who experienced a seminal emission. If he experiences a second discharge on the same or following day, or if he experiences a prolonged initial discharge,he contracts the more severe ritual impurity, of a zav,which last seven days.A third discharge experienced within the next twenty-four hours obligates him to bring an offering as part of his purification process.

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