Tazria

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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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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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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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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Parshat Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — The major subject of this week’s as well as next week’s Torah portion is ritual purity and impurity (tuma and tahara), to the modern mind one of the most esoteric and puzzling aspects of our Scriptures.  What is even more disturbing is that, in the very …

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Parshat Tazria (Leviticus 12:1-13:59)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — The major subject of this week’s as well as next week’s Torah portion is ritual purity and impurity (tuma and tahara), to the modern mind one of the most esoteric and puzzling aspects of our Scriptures.  What is even more disturbing is that, in the very …

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Photo: Chaim Snow

Parshat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Speak to the children of Israel saying, when a woman conceives (tazria) and gives birth to a male … on the eighth day the child’s foreskin shall be circumcised.” (Leviticus 12:2-3)  The Hebrew word “halacha” is the term used for Jewish law which is the constitution and bedrock of …

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Photo: Chaim Snow

Parshat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Speak to the children of Israel saying, when a woman conceives (tazria) and gives birth to a male … on the eighth day the child’s foreskin shall be circumcised.” (Leviticus 12:2-3)  The Hebrew word “halacha” is the term used for Jewish law which is the constitution and bedrock of …

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