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The Torah Portion – Wk 28 Metzora – Leper

By February 11, 2021April 17th, 2021No Comments
Two Birds By Ahuva Klein

Metzora
Leper
מצורע

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Overview

In this week’s Torah portion we are looking at Leviticus 14:1–15:33

Last week’s Parshah described the signs of the metzora (commonly mistranslated as “leper”)—a person afflicted by a spiritual malady which places him or her in a state of ritual impurity. This week’s Torah reading begins by detailing how the recovered metzora is purified by the kohen (priest) with a special procedure involving two birds, spring water in an earthen vessel, a piece of cedar wood, a scarlet thread and a bundle of hyssop.

A home can also be afflicted with tzaraat by the appearance of dark red or green patches on its walls. In a process lasting as long as nineteen days, a kohen determines if the house can be purified, or whether it must be demolished.

Ritual impurity is also engendered through a seminal or other discharge in a man, and menstruation or other discharge of blood in a woman, necessitating purification through immersion in a mikvah.

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Tzaraat – A Spiritual Illness

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Purification
By Yoram Raanan

When a Metzora (person afflicted with leprosy) heals, he or she undergoes a purification ritual by the priest that includes two birds, spring water, cedar wood, a scarlet thread and hyssop. On this week’s Shabbat menu is Za’atar.

Za’atar Chicken And Falafel Waffles

Metzorah Midrash

Previous Portions

Hyssop

Cedar of Lebanon

The Scarlet Thread

Quercus coccifera or the Kermes oak, is native to the Mediterranean region.

The Kermes Oak leaves

The Tola or Kermes Scale Insect (called a worm in the Bible)

Free bird

DAY 1

Positive 
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Negative 132
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DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

DAY 5

DAY 6

DAY 7

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