Leviticus 14:1-15:33

Commentary on Parashat Tazria-Metzora, Leviticus 12:1 - 15:33

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In this Torah portion, God describes the purification ritual for people and homes afflicted with skin diseases; God also instructs Moses and Aaron regarding the laws of the emission of bodily fluids.

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God describes the purification of people
with skin diseases.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Recipe For Purity
Hannah Graham Pressman, Hillel


Sensitivity to Speech
Rabbi Jordan Cohen, KOLEL


Leper As “Other”
Lydia Bloom Medwin, AJWS
The Cursed House
Rabbi Fred Reiner, Union for Reform Judaism


Modern Untouchables
Rabbi Justin David,


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Is It Blasphemous to Heal People?
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University


Reappropriating the Taboo
Elyse Goldstein, Women of Reform Judaism


The Subtleties of One Letter
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union


Making Room for the Leper
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism


Reaching Out to the Isolated
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Metzora for Families
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