Tazria-Metzora

“And on the day healthy flesh appears in it, it shall be pure.”
~ Leviticus 13:14

Tzara’as was a leprosy-like condition resulting from slander, which rendered someone spiritually-impure. However, only a priest could determine their status, and until then, one remains pure until further notice.

Why add the phrase “on the day”?

To teach that there are times – like festivals and the seven days of a wedding celebration – when the priest shouldn’t check at all, so as not to dampen the joy. Instead we leave the afflicted person in limbo.

Chill out. Your problems will wait.

* This week’s davar is dedicated in honor of the 90th birthday of Judith Nora Cohen Resnick, whose celebrating in Israel with four generations of family. Ad meah ve’esrim!

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