When Is M'tzora Read?
- Priestly rituals to cure tzaraat (a skin condition) when it afflicts humans are described. (14:1-32)
- Rituals to rid dwelling places of tzaraat are presented. (14:33-57)
- The parashah denotes male impurities resulting from a penile discharge or seminal emission. (15:1-18)
- The parashah concludes with accounts of female impurities caused by a discharge of blood. (15:19-33)
Ten Minutes of Torah: M'tzora Commentary
Treating a person with a disease is the subject of this week's Torah portion. In Parashat M'tzora, we read about the ancient priests who served as diagnosticians for a skin disease known as tzara'at. The priests served as biblical dermatologists, assessing the skin condition and rendering a diagnosis and a treatment plan.Continue Reading