Tagged ‘Tazria’

Parashat Tazria-Shabbat Hahodesh

April 7, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Renewal A Meditation for Shabbat Hahodesh – Tazri’a by Rabbi Len Levin “Let this New-Moon be for you the beginning of New-Moons, the beginning-one let it be for you of the New-Moons of the year.” (Exodus 12:2, transl. Everett Fox, … Continue reading »


Parashat Tazria

March 27, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

This week’s Torah portion, Tazria, begins with laws pertaining to the ritual cleanness or uncleanness of a woman who just gave birth and then proceeds to deal at length with the same ritual issues regarding someone with tzara’at (often mistranslated as leprosy). That this parashah follows … Continue reading »


Parashat Tazria-Metzora

April 11, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Dorit Edut Great joy resounded in the halls of modern science when the long-sought after “God particle”, the Higgs-boson element, was recently confirmed in the special, underground, womb-like fission testing chamber in Switzerland. While it is entirely wonderful … Continue reading »


Parashat Tazria-Metzora

April 26, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Eric Milgrim Our Torah is divided into 54 regular parashiyot. In a leap year (7 times in every 19 year cycle) each parashah is read on a separate Shabbat so that the annual cycle of Torah readings are … Continue reading »


Parashat Tazria

March 31, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Sandy Horowitz Wrestling with Ritual In his book Sacred Fragments, author Neil Gillman discusses the issue of ritual in Judaism. He addresses the distinction between laws having to do with relationships among human beings, as compared with commandments to … Continue reading »


Parashat Tazria-Metzora

April 14, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Paul Hoffman To quote the anonymous sage, “whoever succeeds in saying something relevant about Tazria-Metzora brings redemption to the world.” The entire concept of tum’ah and toharah, of ‘impurity’ and ‘purity’ is strange and difficult to understand. Chapters 13 … Continue reading »


Parashat Tazri`a-M’tzora

April 23, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi David Greenstein This Shabbat is Rosh Hodesh, the beginning of a new month. This is a time which the overwhelmingly male-centered tradition assigned for celebration of the place of Jewish women in the community. In the old days … Continue reading »


Parashat Tazri`a-M’tzora

April 18, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Tazri`a-M’tzora By Simon Rosenbach So, we had 48 hours of rain some years ago and our sump pump failed. Well, we had tons of stuff in the basement, although nothing really good, and we were leaving for Florida in … Continue reading »