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Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

After describing the procedure for one that finds a burn that turns into tzaraas, the parashah describes yet again the procedure for finding a burn that turns into tzaraas (13:24–27). As the...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tazria 3rd Aliyah

The Torah discusses a tzaraas that follows an ordinary inflammation of the skin. If the inflammation heals and is replaced by a deeper red / white blemish, then a Kohen gets involved (13:20). Why...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tazria 2nd Aliyah

Parashas Tazria details the procedures for a person afflicted with tzaraas, including inspections and declarations by a local Kohen. In the forty-seven pesukim that discuss the affliction, the Kohen...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Tazria 1st Aliyah

Parashas Tazria describes the process of identifying and treating tzaraas (skin discoloration), a physical manifestation of the spiritual sin of speaking slander. The first step in treating the...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemini 7th Aliyah

Our parashah concludes with a decisive statement: “animals that may be eaten and animals that may not be eaten” (11:47). While kosher animals are described as edible, non-kosher animals are not...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemini 6th Aliyah

The Torah names several non-kosher birds, which most commentators assert are not kosher due to their aggressive nature or eating habits. However, two of the birds listed have names that seem to...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemini 5th Aliyah

After the death of Aharon’s two sons, G-d directly warns Aharon, “Drink no wine or intoxicant, you or your children, when you enter the Ohel Moed, so that you will not die. This is a law for all...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemini 4th Aliyah

After two of Aharon’s sons die offering their own unsanctioned sacrifice, Moshe instructs Aharon and his “remaining” sons to take the remaining offering and eat it with matzah beside the Altar…”...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemini 3rd Aliyah

Parashas Shemini contains the unfortunate death of two of Aharon’s sons because they brought an unauthorized offering before G-d. The pasuk describes how Nadav and Avihu each brought their own pan...

Dvar Torah for Tazria 4th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Shemini 2nd Aliyah

After concluding the offering of the sacrifices, “Aharon raises his hands to the nation and blesses them…” (9:22). The Torah uses the word ידו (instead of ָידָיו ) to refer to Aharon’s hand. Why is...