Shabbat shalom, mishpocah/family/friends! As always, a synopsis of the week’s Torah portion can be found on our website. This week features a double parasha:
Parasha 27: Tazria (She conceives) Leviticus 12:1 through 13:59.
Parasha 28: M'tzora (Person afflicted with tzara'at) Leviticus 14:1 through 15:33:
These Torah portions may seem very strange to us, because they discuss undesirable subjects such as menstrual cycles, seminal and other bodily discharges, Leprosy and disease. Upon closer inspection, however, the discerning could easily recognize that the underlying message was obedience to YHWH's commands, totally reliance on Him, and the need to return to holiness once a crisis was over.
We must remember that, back then, YHWH's people were living in tents in the desert, subjected to all kinds of dirt, germs and disease. There were no doctors or medicines, and the people had no choice but to rely on HIM for their every need.
For more, please click on the links above to read our synopses – and don’t forget to read the entire parashas yourself.