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Parashat Tazria

PARASHAT TAZRIA

The Torah continues with the laws of physical and spiritual purity. The focus of this portion is upon tzora’at, a supernatural physical affliction sent to warn someone to refrain from speaking badly about others. The disease progressively afflicted home, clothes and then one’s skin — unless the individual corrected his ways and followed the purification process stated in the Torah.

There are two types of speech transgressions: 1) Lashon Hara (literally “evil tongue”) — making a derogatory or damaging statement about someone even though you are speaking the truth … and 2) Rechilus (literally “tale bearing”) — telling someone the negative things another person said about him/her or did against him/her.

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