Posts tagged M’tzora

M’tzora (Leper)

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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) / 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 – Torah in Haiku

IT STARTS WITH LEPERS … MOVES ON TO MOLDY HOUSES … THE REST? RATED “R”  ———- Is there a portion more difficult for a 21st century Jew who asks, “what does this mean for me today”? The haiku (sort of) summarizes the plain text of this week’s portion. But if you want some guidance in […]

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 […]

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