metzorah

Weekly Torah Portion: Hold Your Tongue!

This shall be the law of the leprous person for the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest. (Leviticus 14:2) So begins a detailed description of the rituals involved with purifying someone who has been afflicted with...

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Weekly Torah Portion: A Pox on your House!

The following is a taste of our Israel Bible Reading Plan. Follow the weekly portion with summaries, insights and lively conversation. To register, click here. While tzaraat can affect people and garments even in the desert, the Torah...

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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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