Just as the priest went out from the community to welcome back those afflicted with leprosy, we too should reach out to those who feel excluded.
Even if we view leprosy as a punishment, we must work to heal the afflicted, allowing our sense of compassion to override justice or logic.
God instructs Moses about the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth; God then describes to Moses and Aaron the procedures for identifying and responding to those infected with leprosy.
Living together as a community means learning to communicate effectively and respectfully.
After the dedication of the Tabernacle and the ordination of the priests, two of Aaron's sons bring a strange fire before God and are consumed by fire; God then instructs Moses and Aaron regarding which animals may be eaten.
Isaac Luria's theory of creation.
Influential kabbalists like Rabbi Azriel and Jacob ben Sheshet were, at times, criticized for their work.
In the Talmud and midrash, visions of the Divine Throne are achieved by studying the Torah.
God tells Moses to describe the rituals for some of the offerings to the priests; the priests then undergo the process of ordination.
The juxtaposition of Vayikra with preparations for Passover shows the parallels between cleaning our homes and souls and offering atonement and thanksgiving.
God commands Moses regarding various types of offerings: under what circumstances they should be offered and what they should consist of.
The Talmud treats the law as a given; its agenda is to see how the different understandings of that law relate to each other.