Posts tagged Leprosy

M’tzora (Leper)

Naso

Leviticus 14:1 to 15:11 The main topic of this week is a skin disease commonly recognized as leprosy by Biblical commentators and the ritual purity / impurity associated with it. This information seems as if it’s centuries old. But, with a little digging, we find that it is still relevant to the contemporary Jewish community. […]

Tazria (Childbirth)

Tazria

Leviticus 12:1 to 13:59 Ritual impurity can result from many factors as described in Torah. This week’s text describes the symptoms and treatment of a person with a skin disease that results in ritual impurity. This week’s parsha, Tazria, is usually combined with the next, M’tzora, to form a double reading. But, because this is a […]

Tazria–(Childbirth) / M’tzora–(Leper)

Tazria/M'tzora

Tazria Leviticus 12:1 to 13:59 M’tzora – Leviticus 14:1 to 15:33   The text describes a disease similar to Leprosy. Even though there is no mention of gossip or lashon hara (negative speech) in this week’s text, commentators have tied this ailment to the sin of gossip/ lashon hara. This week we read a double […]

M’tzora (Leper)

Doctor examines patient

Leviticus 14:1 to 15:33 The text talks about the analysis and rehabilitation process of the person with the symptoms of M’tzora (often considered to be leprosy). The process of rehabilitation acts to bring this person back into the community. In many case, we could use this type of rehabilitation today. “The Eternal One spoke to […]

Tazrai – (Woman at Childbirth)

Leviticus 12: 1 to 13:59  Leviticus contains laws affecting the Israelites from birth to death… ranging from dietary rules to proper business relations. This week, the focus is on the treatment of new mothers and certain skin diseases. All these laws help shape the community and create a special relationship between the people and their […]

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