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Leviticus 14:1-15:33

When Is M'tzora Read?

/ 12 Nisan 5784
/ 10 Nisan 5787


  • 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

Germ concept

Treating the M’tzora in Each Generation

By: Cantor Jill Abramson

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.

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Listen to Podcasts About M'tzorah

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat M'tzora in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

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