Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Tazria-Metzorah

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


1st Aliya: The laws of purity and impurity as they pertain to child-birth are discussed. The basic laws of Tzaraat involving the diagnosis of the Kohain and possible quarantine, as well as the laws of Tzarrat as it relates to healthy skin and infection are stated.

2nd and 3rd Aliya:The laws of Tzaraat as it relates to burns, a bald patch, dull white spots, and the presence of a blemish on clothing is discussed.

4th Aliya: The purification process of the Mitzora involving two Kosher birds, a piece of cedar, some crimson wool, a hyssop branch, fresh spring water, s clay bowl, a Kohain, the Mikveh, seven days, a haircut and a Korban with its Mincha offering is detailed.

5th Aliya: The Korban of a Mitzorah who is poor is discussed.

6th and 7th Aliya:The laws dealing with blemishes that appear on a house are detailed. Following the laws of Tzaraat, the Torah turns is attention to various laws dealing with bodily discharges that render the individual Tameh. Male discharges, seminal discharges, menstruation, and other female discharges are detailed. Note that the basic laws of Family Purity are stated in verses 15:19-26.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler

 

ARTICLES ON KI SISA AND PURIM:

View Complete List

Freedom
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762

In Defense of Haman
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5760

No Contest
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5767

> In Command of Redemption
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

Basar b’Chalav: Milk Shall Not Meat
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

The Cause of the Pause
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Mishloach Manos - The Gift of Unity
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Joy That Lasts
Shlomo Katz - 5768

How Powerful “I” Can Be
Rabbi Label Lam - 5769

ArtScroll

Shabbos - Being Prepared
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764

Believing vs. Knowing
Shlomo Katz - 5759

Answering the Call
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5762

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Sacrifice by Learning Torah
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5760

Raise Your Head
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

"Washing the Workweek Away – Part II"
Shlomo Katz - 5773

The Vulnerabilty of Emotional Doubt
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information