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Tazria

Parshat Tazria-Metzora: Physical Affliction, Spiritual Remedy

Josh Fleet | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

If a person is found to have real tzara'at, his clothes should be torn, his hair should be grown and he should act otherwise like a mourner. He should cry out: "I am ritually impure! I am ritually impure!" Over and over.

Leviticus 12-15: Whom Do We Send Outside the Camp? Israel Past and Future

Rabbi Arthur Green | Posted 01.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Green

Leviticus essentially creates a primitive quarantine system. The idea is that the "camp" of Israel -- the tribes still wandering in the wilderness after leaving Egypt -- is to be kept pure.