TAZRIA (Leviticus, 12:1-13:58)/HACHODESH (Exodus, 12:1-20) — “A Taste of His Own Medicine”

…Many have praised the wisdom of the ancient Hebrews in realizing the importance of isolating patients with communicable diseases.  The leper was segregated from the Camp of Israel, dressed in a way that clearly identified him as contagious, and would announce, “Unclean!  Unclean!” to anyone who approached. (Leviticus, 13:45)  How insightful of the Israelites in the desert to realize that they could prevent an epidemic by keeping people with infectious diseases away from the general population.

Except for one problem.  It makes no sense!…

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Additional messages from previous years:

“Dueling Brisses” (2010)

“Blood Libel 2005” (2005)

“Timing” (2003)

“No ‘Short Cuts’ to the Bris” (2002)

Published in: on April 1, 2011 at 11:11 am  Leave a Comment  

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