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March 31, 2019
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
What custom is derived from this verse?
דַּבֵּ֞ר אֶל־בְּנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר אִשָּׁה֙ כִּ֣י תַזְרִ֔יעַ וְיָלְדָ֖ה זָכָ֑ר וְטָֽמְאָה֙ שִׁבְעַ֣ת יָמִ֔ים כִּימֵ֛י נִדַּ֥ת דְּוֺתָ֖הּ תִּטְמָֽא׃
Speak to the Israelite people thus: When a woman at childbirth bears a male, she shall be unclean seven days; she shall be unclean as at the time of her menstrual infirmity.
The custom for new mothers to go to the synagogue, as soon as they are able to do so in order to hear kaddish and Kedushah, is meant to be reminiscent of the offering a woman would bring after birth.
Similarly, there is a custom for a father to be called to the Torah 40 or 80 days after birth, which is the time when a mother would have brought her korban.
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