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Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

The Torah discusses the two turtle doves that women, following their period of niddah, are to bring to the Kohen to make into an offering (15:29). The Meshech Chochmah points out that two doves make...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 6th Aliyah

The Torah discusses the laws of niddah (menstrual cycles), the need to separate during niddah, and an additional seven-day separation (15:19). Not only is the woman impure during her cycle and for...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 5th Aliyah

The Torah discusses the purification requirements of a zav (a man that has an unnatural discharge), which includes washing the clothes, immersing in water, and waiting for sundown (15:1–7). The...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 4th Aliyah

The Torah introduces another type of tzaraas; when we ultimately reach the land of Canaan, which G-d has given to us as a possession, G-d will place stains on the walls of our homes in the land that...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 3rd Aliyah

The Torah describes the offerings of a metzora (someone afflicted with skin discoloration) who cannot afford the full complement of sacrifices (14:21). However, the Asham offering remains the same,...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 2nd Aliyah

Purification of those afflicted with tzaraas involves placing blood from an offering on the afflicted person’s ear, thumb, and big toe (14:14). Since the malady is associated with gossip, while it...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Metzora 1st Aliyah

Parashas Metzora describes the prescribed treatment for the nega of tzaraas, which includes two birds (one is killed, the other is freed), cedarwood, a scarlet thread, an ezov branch (hyssop), and a...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tazria 7th Aliyah

When a lesion or impurity on a garment diminishes after washing, the garment needs to be washed a second time before being deemed pure (13:58). What is the significance of washing garments twice?...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tazria 6th Aliyah

Parashas Tazria discusses the tzaraas/nega (lesion) that affects clothing (13:45–59). The Gemara explains that tzaraas is most often caused by speaking negatively about others (lashon hara) but can...

Dvar Torah for Metzora 7th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tazria 5th Aliyah

The Torah addresses the “bohak” (pigmentation), the condition of dim white skin spots on the flesh, which indicates that the Kohen should take a look, and states matter-of-factly in the very next...