Tazria/Metzora: Understanding “Purity”

Posted by Alex Israel on April 11, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Vayikra (Leviticus), Tazria, Metzora

Our double parsha is filled with details that articulate the Torah’s world of ritual purity and impurity -“Tumah” and “Taharah”. Why do we need these categorizations? How are these concepts relevant to our world? In this week’s parsha podcast on Tazria/Metzora, Rabbi Alex Israel offers several approaches to this topic.

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Alex by clicking here

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