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What is so bad about slandering a land?

What is so bad about slandering a land?

Imagine you walk into a room full of people and as soon as you step in, everybody stops talking and looks directly at you. How does that make you feel, knowing that they were obviously talking about you, saying things they knew you...

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Are Children Worth the Bother?

Are Children Worth the Bother?

Whenever I get into theological discussions with clergy of any faith, I always make the claim that God created man, and remains involved in our lives, because of our children. Though it may not be the final word in any religious debate,...

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Understanding the Healing Process for a “Leper”

Understanding the Healing Process for a “Leper”

The healing process for tzaraat (a spiritual malady frequently mistranslated as leprosy) requires a series of sacrifices in the Temple. Two live birds are brought to the priest. Springwater is placed in an earthenware vessel, over which...

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Why Was Moses’ Arm Stricken With “Leprosy”?

Why Was Moses’ Arm Stricken With “Leprosy”?

Leviticus goes into great detail concerning the disease of tzaraat, a spiritual malady that is similar to leprosy in presentation. But the first time this disease is described in the Bible is when Moses first encounters God at the Burning...

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Eager for life? Guard Your Tongue

Eager for life? Guard Your Tongue

Leviticus goes into great detail describing the disease of tzaraat and the ensuing process of purification. Though usually mistranslated as leprosy, tzaraat is, in fact, a physical affliction resulting from a spiritual malady. According...

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