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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...

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The Portion of Ki Teitzei

The Portion of Ki Teitzei

This week’s portion covers an array of commandments for a variety of circumstances, from marriage and relationships to caring for the less fortunate. Some of the commandments pertain to man’s...

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The Portion of Beha’alotecha

The Portion of Beha’alotecha

This busy portion contains a number of legal and technical details, as well as stories. We are told of the Levites’ appointment as assistants to the priestly service, and the celebration of Passover...

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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,...

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