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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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