Tazria

Parshat Tazria: Leprosy – A Gift from God

Rabbi Pesach Wolicki

Parshat Tazria: Leprosy – A Gift from God Rabbi Pesach Wolicki, Associate Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC)  The majority of this week’s parsha is devoted to the plague of Tzara’at. The Torah relates detailed descriptions of different types of leprous spots, discolorations, and several other skin ailments. These ailments are …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Tazria 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “If a woman has conceived seed and born a male child: then she shall be unclean for seven days; as in the days of her menstrual sickness shall she be unclean.” (Leviticus 12:2) One of the greatest miracles of life is that …

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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: תזריע תשע”ו

RIVKY YISRAELI

האם זה רע להיות טמא? רבקי ישראלי טומאה וטהרה מבטאות מערכת יחסים שגרתית שבין אדם לבוראו. מסתבר שלמרחק שיוצרת הטומאה יש תפקיד שיש לנצל אותו. מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ז אדר ב´ תשע”ו, 06/04/2016 ספר ויקרא, או בשמו הנוסף – “תורת כוהנים”, עוסק ברובו בפרשיות הקשורות לבית המקדש והעבודה בו. העבודה בבית המקדש, …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Tazria 5776

Parshat Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)  Rabbi David Stav  Much of Parshat Tazria deals with various issues connected to the impurities of the spiritual illness known as “tzara’at” (commonly translated as leprosy), how tzara’at is diagnosed by the Kohanim, and how people became purified of it. However, the introduction to all of the subjects discussed is something entirely different. …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Tazria 5776

Parshat Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)  Rabbi David Stav  Much of Parshat Tazria deals with various issues connected to the impurities of the spiritual illness known as “tzara’at” (commonly translated as leprosy), how tzara’at is diagnosed by the Kohanim, and how people became purified of it. However, the introduction to all of the subjects discussed is something entirely different. …

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