Levitically

Le`vit´ic`al`ly


adv.1.After the manner of the Levites; in accordance with the levitical law.
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Betayra used to say: "The words of the Torah cannot become levitically impure" ...
Yehudah's prescription and then continued: "Since the words of Torah cannot become levitically impure--for the Torah was not given to the ministering angels--we also say that a menstruating woman can cut off the challah portion and recite the blessing" (Mahzor Vitry, No.
Rambam takes this notion one step further in his halakhic code Mishneh Torah: "Anyone who is levitically impure, even menstruating women or Samaritans, are permitted to grasp a Torah scroll and read from it--'for the words of the Torah cannot become levitically impure.'" (9) Thus, for Rambam the actual Torah scroll itself is impervious to impurity and not simply the words of the Torah, as they are being recited.