Metzora

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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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.” [Lev. 12:3] 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 …

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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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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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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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Parshat Metzora (Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And He shall restore the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.” (Mal. 3:24) This coming Sabbath—at least as far as the rabbinical homily (drashah) before the festival of Passover is concerned—is known as Shabbat Hagadol, …

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Parshat Metzora (Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And He shall restore the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers.” (Mal. 3:24) This coming Sabbath—at least as far as the rabbinical homily (drashah) before the festival of Passover is concerned—is known as Shabbat Hagadol, …

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Rabbi Riskin (credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Metzora (Leviticus 14:1-15:33) Efrat, Israel –  “This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing, he shall be brought unto the priest” (Lev. 14:2) Do houses have souls? Do nations? In the opening of this week’s portion of Metzorah, the Torah introduces us to the law commanding a …

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