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Description:
In Torah terminology, zav (lit. "flow") is a state of ritual impurity arising from abnormal seminal discharge from the male sexual organ. Purification requirements for the zav include counting seven days without seminal discharge, immersion in a spring, and bringing certain korbanot (sacrifices).

In the realm of tumah and taharah law, the zav has the ability to create a midras and is required to abstain from entering specific areas of the Temple mount.

Torah source

Post the giving of the Torah, during the second year of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, the initial mitzvah regarding the zav where given to the Israelites;



The specific law detail governing zav status is written is the book of Vayikra;



Description

The Rambam describes the zav state as the weakening of the male reproductive system while the general health of the man is normal. The semen of the otherwise healthy man oozes out without stimulation, erection, or pleasure. The color of the discharge has a reddish hue and has a thin consistency.

The Even Ezra mentions that zav status can either be abnormal discharge or the complete loss of ejaculation ability.

Specifics

The above-mentioned laws of zav are applicable if the discharge in question had happened at least three times, whether thrice in one day, or over consecutive daysalthough...
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