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Tazria

In both the Torah and Haftarah readings we are dealing with the subject of an infectious skin disease which many translate as leprosy. This portion gives a detailed account of how to determine if one has this disease, the treatment of one with this disease and how to be cleansed if one is healed of the disease. One of the most important things to note is that if one is found to have this disease they are separated from the rest of the camp. They no longer have a home. They must give up their family and friends. They no longer have a job or place in the community.

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