parshah metzora v’pesach prep

This week we read Parshah Metzora, found in Vayikra (Leviticus) 14:1-15:33. The haftorah portion is II Kings 7:3-20.

Both texts this week concern those (people or things) in ritual impurity. The Torah describes how purification can be achieved while the haftorah looks into how four lepers reacted and the consequences to their actions.

For more information

.. on the Torah reading:
full text
– commentaries: aishdas compilation (pdf)

.. on the haftorah:
full text
– commentary: better than a donkey’s head
– commentary: Virtually There: Thoughts on the Haftarah for Tazria-Metzora: II Kings 7:3-20

.. Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax—Of cabbages–and kings–*:
walk on the wild side
passover and great story telling
the wine collection
– dirt is not chometz.

* full text available here (and elsewhere)

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