Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Parshat Tazria, (Leviticus 13:6-13:17), 3/24/14

G_d doesn't seem to like blemishes. The requirements for the offerings were always for animals without blemishes. We hear, “cleanliness is next to godliness." And now we apply the standard to people? When they have blemishes they are unclean.

Even live flesh growing in a lesion is unclean. Why? But if live flesh turns white then it will be called clean.

And we learn from the commentary that the priest will not examine a bridegroom during seven days of a wedding feast, or during a festival.

Is this about health or is this about purity of spirit? I do not know.

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