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Parashat Tazria deals with people and things that are tamei, usually translated as ‘unclean’. But tamei is not ‘unclean’ in the sense of dirty, or disgusting. Throughout the Torah the word refers to a purely ritual state, not ...

Posted on 5 April 2016, By Robert Stone

Metzora and its precursor Tazri’a have always been difficult to equate with life in our days (as with many other rituals in the Torah), other than through the concept of public health.  The unclean are detoxified and brought to atoneme...

Posted on 5 April 2016, By Chazan Jaclyn Chernett