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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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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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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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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