Summary of Parashat Tazria
The portion begins with instructions for a woman who has given birth to a male or female child. She is considered impure for a period of time and is required to undergo a purification process before she can resume normal activities.
The portion also deals with the topic of skin diseases, including leprosy (Tsarat). Priests are instructed on how to identify different types of skin conditions and determine whether someone is impure or not. The afflicted person is required to live outside of the community until they are healed and undergo a purification process.
Finally, the portion describes various types of impurities that can affect a person's dwelling or clothing, and the steps required to purify them.
Overall, Parashat Tazria deals with the idea of spiritual and physical purity, and provides instructions for how to maintain cleanliness and avoid impurity in daily life.