Metzora

Parshat Metzora: Leprosy – Between Isolation and Community Life

Rabbi Ronen Ben David

Parshat Tazria: Leprosy – Between Isolation and Community Life by Rabbi Ronen Ben David, Headmaster of OTS’s Neveh Channah, in memory of Anna Ehrman I remember the first time I studied the Book of Leviticus, and what I felt upon reaching the chapters about leprosy. The general atmosphere was one of disgust and repudiation. Though …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Metzora 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Metzora (Leviticus 14:1-15:33) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron saying,“When you come into the Land of Canaan which I give to you as an inheritance and I shall give you the plague of leprosy in the houses of the land of your inheritance.” …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Tazria-Metzora 5778

Parshat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Then he shall sprinkle seven times upon the person being purified from the tzara’at; he shall purify him and set the live bird free upon the open field” (Leviticus 14:7). One of the strangest and most primitive-sounding rituals of the Bible surrounds the purification of …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Tazria-Metzora 5778

Tazria-Metzora 5778 (Leviticus 12:1-15:33)  Rabbi David Stav This Shabbat, we will read the double-parsha of Tazri’a–Metzora in our synagogues. Dozens of verses outline the symptoms of various skin diseases that appear on people’s heads, in their beards, in their clothes and in their homes. Suffice it to say that nowhere else in the Torah can we …

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“Torah Lights” – Tazria-Metzora and Yom Haatzmaut 5778

Photo: Chaim Snow

“Redemption in our Generation”–
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s insights into Parshat Tazria-Metzora and Yom Ha’atzmaut

 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Parsha to the Point” – Tazria-Metzora 5777

Parshat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) Rabbi David Stav  The central theme of Parshat Tazria-Metzora is the unique case of tzara’at (usually translated as leprosy) in its various manifestations. Some tzara’at appears in human flesh. Some affects a person’s hair or facial hair, and other types can appear in other parts of the body. Tzara’at can even spread …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Tazria/Metzora 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Tazria/Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.” The mitzvah of circumcision in the portion of Tazria appears in the midst of the discussion of the impure and pure periods immediately following childbirth. Furthermore, our Sages specifically derive from this ordinance …

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אור תורה: מצורע תשע”ו

מהפכת השקיפות של הצרעת הרב בראון דסברג ביתו של האדם, בגדיו ועורו מחפים עליו ויוצרים חיץ בינו ובין החוץ. הצרעת שוברת את המחיצות ויוצרת מצב של שקיפות. מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, ו ניסן תשע”ו, 14/04/2016  כאשר ציירים רוצים לצייר גוף תלת-ממדי, הם מציירים בצבע בהיר את החלקים הבולטים, אולם כאשר רש”י מסביר את מראה …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Metzora 5776

Parshat Metzora (Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Metzora delves into the case of a person who discovers symptoms of a disease in the skin or other parts of the body. In describing the disease and the way to be purified of it, the Torah goes into fine detail, and we learn that the case …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Metzora 5776

Parshat Metzora (Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Metzora delves into the case of a person who discovers symptoms of a disease in the skin or other parts of the body. In describing the disease and the way to be purified of it, the Torah goes into fine detail, and we learn that the case …

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