Next week, we mark Yom HaZikaron: Israel's Day of Remembrance for fallen soldiers and victims of terror.
This week's double Torah portion (Parashat Tazria-Metzora) is bizarrely obsessed with all different kinds of bodily fluids. (We could talk for days about the meaning behind the Torah's fixation of this, but we won't right now. If you're interested, just read Mary Douglas. She's the expert.)
Nonetheless, the whole bodily fluid thing got me thinking about blood – and, in the context of Yom HaZikaron, of the blood that has been shed over and over and over again, decade after decade, by... Read More