PARASHAT METZORS - מְּצֹרָע | Leper

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PARASHAT METZORS - מְּצֹרָע | Leper

Shabbat HaGadol שַׁבָּת הַגָּדוֹל | The Great Sabbath (the Shabbat preceding Passover)


Ham’tzora is commonly translated into English as a leper. The chazal (sages) suggest that metzora describes a person who is afflicted by a skin affliction which is not the physical disease of leprosy (Hansen’s disease). Instead, it is to be understood as the physical manifestation of a spiritual malaise, which places him or her in a state of ritual impurity. This is the reason that the metzora appears before a priest rather than a medical physician.

Guest speaker: Rabbi Dr Dan Juster, Jerusalem. Israel

https://youtu.be/Fm9LlbtrUkU


TORAH SERVICE AND SHIUR – SHABBAT MORNING

Teacher: Herschel Raysman

PARASHAT METZORS - מְּצֹרָע | Leper

Shabbat HaGadol שַׁבָּת הַגָּדוֹל | The Great Sabbath (the Shabbat preceding Passover)


https://youtu.be/YNisxICMe8A


The Leper Messiah

In one cryptic passage from the Talmud, the sages discuss different theories about the potential name of the Messiah. After the Talmud offers the list of opinions, it presents an authoritative ruling of the sages. The Messiah will be called “the Leper of the House of Rabbi,” a strange name indeed for the promised Savior King:

And the rabbis say: “His name is The Leper … as it is said [in Isaiah 53:4], ‘Surely our sicknesses he himself bore and our sorrows he carried, yet we ourselves esteemed him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.’” (b.Sanhedrin 98b)

Join us as we discuss this and also watch a You Tube teaching on ‘The Leper Messiah’.