circumcision
Circumcision: Becoming Part of God’s Covenant

Circumcision: Becoming Part of God’s Covenant

Leviticus commands that each Jewish male become a part of the covenant with God by removing his foreskin: On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. Leviticus 12:3 The Israel Bible explains: Leviticus chapter 12...

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The Portion of Lech Lecha

The Portion of Lech Lecha

This week’s portion is a busy one! Abram is commanded by God to leave the land he knows and journey to a place “that I will show thee”. Once there, Abram almost immediately experiences famine, family tension and war. Through it all,...

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The Portion of Tazriah

The Portion of Tazriah

The portion opens with the ritual laws of a woman who gives birth, but the bulk of the content discusses the identification and quarantine of the metzorah, or leper. Unlike the medical affliction, Biblical tzaraat, or leprosy, can also...

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