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More than skin deep

Parashat Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/more_than_skin_deep_20120425

Yuck, skin disease! This has been the cry of many a bar and bat mitzvah student when informed that this week’s Torah portion will be their Torah reading on their big day. I empathize with them, for I have had the same reaction in preparing this column. But as is so often the case with the Torah (and with skin disease), to get to the root of understanding, you have to go below the surface.

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