Telephone Torah Study: Embracing the Outsider
In this week’s Torah portion, Metzorah (Lev. 14:1-15:33), we continue the mysterious Torah conversation on an individual (a metzorah) afflicted by a strange skin malady called tzaraat. Join us for a phone discussion this Thursday, April 3, 4-5pm.
To join in on the conference call, please dial 702-851-4044, when prompted punch in 2, then our pass code 22252#.
Rabbi Paul Jacobson, writing for the Union for Progressive Judaism, says Metzorah teaches us: “A religion that knocks us down, makes us afraid, and tells us that we are not good enough will not succeed in helping us achieve the fullness of our individual or communal potential.” Read here
Selected Torah Passage of the Week
“The one to be purified shall wash those clothes, shave off all hair, and bathe in water—and then shall be pure. After that, the camp may be entered but one must remain outside one’s tent seven days. On the seventh day all hair shall be shaved off—of head, beard [if any], and eyebrows,. Having shaved off all hair, the person shall wash those clothes and bathe the body in water—and then shall be pure. ” (Lev. 14:8-9)