The Temple Institute: The Red Heifer: Numbers 19

"And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: This is the ordinance of the Torah which the Lord has decreed, saying, Speak to the children of Israel and have them bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish, and upon which never came a yoke; And you shall give her to Eleazar the priest, and he shall have it brought outside the camp. And she shall be slaughtered in his presence. And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood towards the front of the Tent of Meeting seven times. And the heifer shall be burned in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall be burned. And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer. Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterwards he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the evening. And he that burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and he shall be unclean until the evening. And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them outside the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for the water of sprinkling; it is a purification offering. And he that gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening; and it shall be to the children of Israel, and to the stranger that sojourns among them, for a statute forever. He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. If he purify himself with it on the third day and on the seventh day, he shall be clean. Whoever touches the dead body of any man that has died, and does not purify himself, he defiles the tabernacle of the Lord - and that soul shall be cut off from Israel, because the water of sprinkling was not sprinkled upon him. He shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him. This is the Torah: When a man dies in a tent, all that comes into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. And every open vessel, which has no covering bound upon it, is unclean. And whoever touches one that is slain with a sword in the open field, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt purification offering, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel; and a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave; and the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at evening. But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he has defiled the sanctuary of the Lord - the water of sprinkling has not been sprinkled upon him, he is unclean. And it shall be a perpetual statute to them, that he that sprinkles the water of sprinkling shall be unclean until the evening. And whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the person that touches it shall be unclean until the evening."

Numbers 19