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Tazria / Metzorah – Torah In Ha...

When things just aren’t right … Some ritual is required … To get back on track — This week’s haiku was inspired by what Anita Silvert wrote on her blog, Jewish Jems, for this portion. She puts a new spin on the idea of being tamei (impure), comparing it to being “in a foul mood, […]

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 […]

Tazria – Torah In Haiku

Tazria – Torah In Haiku

Is bald beautiful? According to the Torah A bald man is “pure” Leviticus 13:40-42 “If a man loses the hair of his head and become bald, he is pure. If he loses the hair on the front part of his head and becomes bald at the forehead, he is pure.” Of course, the Torah is […]

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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