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    Metzora

    The Tongue and the Heart

    Rabbi Naim Ben Eliahu Tz"l | 11 Nissan 5784
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    Parashat Hashavua

    The Content of Kingliness and Servitude

    Based on Harav Shaul Yisraeli – from Shirat Hageula pp. 22-25

    Based on Harav Shaul Yisraeli – from Shirat Hageula pp. 22-25

    Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli zt"l | 6 Nissan 5784
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    Metzora

    Tzaraat

    Heaven is indeed conscious of our thoughts, actions, speech, and behavior. And that these have consequences both for the good and for the better.

    Rabbi Berel Wein | Nissan 7 5782
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    Metzora

    Leprosy, Exile, & the Final Redemption

    Connecting the phenomenon of  leprosy of the house, and the steps taken to resolve it, to how the story of the final Redemption will play out.

    Rabbi Shimon Cohen | Nissan 7 5782
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    Metzora

    The Power of Shame

    The new social media have brought about a return to an ancient phenomenon, public shaming. Tthis gives us a way of understanding the otherwise bewildering phenomenon of tsara’at.

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | Nissan 6 5782
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    Metzora

    The Historical Root of Lashon Hara

    From Siach Shaul, p. 326-328 (1944)

    Lashon hara is an expression of evil. An evil eye (ayin hara) looks for something or someone who is above it, and upon finding it, poisons the person’s tranquility and does not allow him to enjoy things he could have enjoyed.

    Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli zt"l | Nissan 5 5782
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    Metzora

    How to Praise

    The Sages were eloquent on the subject of lashon hara, the sin they took to be the cause of tsara’at. But there is a meta-halachic principle: “From the negative you can infer the positive”.Therefore there must in principle be a concept of lashon hatov, good speechץ

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | Iyar 3 5781
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    Metzora

    A Skin Disorder...Only in Israel?

    The Torah limits the disease of Tzra'at (according to the Ramban), to the land of Israel. Is that positive or negative?

    Baruch Gordon | Nissan 30 5780
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    Covenant & Conversation

    The Power of Speech

    Metzora 5779

    Metzora 5779

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | Nisan 6 5779
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    Covenant & Conversation

    The Power of Praise

    Rabbi Jonathan Sacks | Nisan 27 5778
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    Metzora

    Between Pesach and Atzma’ut

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss | Iyar 1 5777
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    Tazria

    Must I Keep the Mohel?

    Since the beginning of parshas Tazria discusses the mitzvah of bris milah, it is certainly an appropriate week to discuss:

    Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Nisan 29 5777
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    Parashat Hashavua

    Many Ask the Wrong Question

    Sefer Vayikra is full of discussion of korbanot, both public and private. Many explain that the special status of Shabbat Hagadol has to with Bnei Yisrael’s preparations for the Korban Pesach, which they brought in Egypt right before their liberation came to fruition.

    Rabbi Yossef Carmel | Nisan 5 5776
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    Tazria

    Parsha Summary: Tazria-Metzora

    An Overview of the Torah Portion

    An Overview of the Torah Portion

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss | 5775
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    Metzora

    The Lonely Man Of Metzora

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss
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    Metzora

    Parsha Summary: Metzora

    An Overview of the Torah Portion

    An Overview of the Torah Portion

    Rabbi Stewart Weiss
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    Parashat Hashavua

    Keep Away from What?

    Rabbi Daniel Mann | 5774
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    Metzora

    A Diseased House

    Hirsch At Your Table

    A brief Dvar Torah on the Parsha, based on R. Samson Raphael Hirsch’s Torah Commentary

    Rabbi Matityahu Clark
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    Metzora

    Re-Entering the Mikdash

    Hirsch At Your Table

    A brief Dvar Torah on the Parsha, based on R. Samson Raphael Hirsch’s Torah Commentary

    Rabbi Matityahu Clark
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    Metzora

    The Social Sinner

    Hirsch At Your Table

    A brief Dvar Torah on the Parsha, based on R. Samson Raphael Hirsch’s Torah Commentary

    Rabbi Matityahu Clark
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