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Tazria – “She Conceives”

This week’s Parasha is entitled Tazria, meaning “she conceives”. It is taken from the book of Leviticus 12:1- 13:59. Why would Adonai instruct Moses to tell women that during their menstruation, or after conceiving a child, that they are unclean and not allowed to enter the Sanctuary, and that whatever they touch is unclean? Or that anyone who touches her

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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 – “She Conceives”

This week’s Parasha is titled Tazria, meaning “she conceives.”  It covers Leviticus 12-13 and touches on ritual purity laws.  Here we get a glimpse into the lives of the women of Israel and discover what their days may have been like following the extraordinary experience of childbirth.  The time of post-delivery was different depending on whether they gave birth to

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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

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Tazria – “She Conceives”

This week’s parasha is titled Tazria and covers Leviticus 12 and 13. Tazria translates to English as “T”. The parasha begins with the ceremonial cleansing a woman would undergo after giving birth. If a woman gave birth to a male child, she would be unclean for 7 days.  On the 8th day the baby boy would be circumcised. The ceremonial

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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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