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Metzora – “Diseased Ones”

Today’s Parasha is called Metzora which means “Diseased or Leprous One”.  It covers Leviticus 14-15.  Chapter 14 is a continuation of the laws concerning lepers.  If an Israeli was suffering from leprosy, and had undergone teshuvah (chuvah) (repentance), and had apparently been healed, he would first call for the priest to examine him.  If the priest saw no sign of

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Tazria-Metzora – “She Bears Seed”-“Infected One”

This week we have a double parasha with parashas Tazria and Metzora, which translate to “She bears seed” and “Infected one”.  Parasha Tazria covers Leviticus 12:1-13:59 and parasha Metzora covers 14:1-15:33. These parashas talk about the importance of ritual cleanliness from a variety of different sources of uncleanliness. We begin with Leviticus 12, which details the required rituals for a

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Tazria-Metzora – “She Gives Birth”-“Concerning Lepers”

Our parashot for this Shabbat are Tazria, meaning “when she gives birth” and Metzora, meaning “concerning lepers”, covering Leviticus 12-15. The general theme is distinguishing what is clean from what is unclean. The temporary separation of individuals who were unclean from the community had to do with the presence of a Holy God in the midst of the camp of

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Tazria-Metzora – “She Bears Seed-Infected One”

This week, we have a double Torah portion.  The first passage is called Tazria, which means “she bears seed,” such as when a woman gives birth to a child.  This passage is from Leviticus 12:1–13:59.  Our other Torah portion is called, Metzora, which can be translated as “infected one” and takes us from Leviticus 14:1–15:33.  In brief, Tazria covers what

By |2017-01-30T21:42:21-04:00April 25th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tazria-Metzora – “She Bears Seed-Infected One”

Tazria-Metzora – “She Gives Birth-Concerning Lepers”

The name of this week’s Parasha is Tazria-Metzora, which means “she gives birth” (Tazria) and “concerning lepers” (Metzora). It takes us from Leviticus 12:1-13:59 (Tazria) and 14:1-15:33 (Metzora). God gives Moses instructions for a woman to become pure after giving birth in chapter 12. She remains unclean for seven days after giving birth to a boy, and he must be

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