Tazria

Connection between tzara'as and the rest of the sedra?

In parshas Tazria we first have the laws of a woman who has given birth, then a brief mention of bris milah, with the rest of the sedra dealing with tzara’as. What’s the connection between tzara’as and the previous bits of the sedra? The Sforno (13:2) writes that tzara’as often…

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Re-creation (Shabbos)

 

 

 

Parshas Tazria begins with women’s laws of impurity after having given birth. Actually, in pasuk 3 there is an important mention of bris milah: ‘and on the eighth day he shall have his milah skin removed.’ And important halachos about bris milah are learnt from this pasuk;…

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Tazria

וביום השמיני ימול בשר ערלתו (12:3)

The Gemora in several places teaches a halacha that although the posuk here would seem to imply that any time on the eighth day of a baby’s life is fitting to carry out Bris Mila, there is a preference in doing so as early as…

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Rock Bottom and No Yetzer Hora?

There is a strange Halocha regarding Tzoraas: If tzoraas partially covers ones body they are tamei. But if the Nega has spread and now covers their entire body they are Tahor. What's the reason for this seemingly strange Halacha? A person who is covered from head to toe with tzoraas…

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A Great Reason why not to speak Loshon Hora!!

Chazal say that all our pain is caused by the Soton who constantly prosecutes us before Hashem. Why does Hashem listen to his evil slander about His beloved children, Lashon Hara is assur even if it is true? The answer is that Hashem only listens to lashon hara about those…

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The Special Kedusha of a Baby

 

 

 

At the beginning of Parshas Tazria we are told that a woman who gives birth will be tamei, spiritually impure (for none of a better word). Why is this? One answer is as follows: When something Holy leaves the world, there becomes a void and a vacuum…

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Short Vort

Why is the Parsha of Tzaraas (Parshas Tazria) written next to the Parsha of Maacholos HaAsuros (prohibited foods) in Parshas Shemini? R' Yisroel Salanter explains, this is to teach us that consuming another person with one's tongue (Lashon HoRa which is a cause of Tzaraas) is worse than eating prohibited food with one's mouth

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