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Parshas Tazria: Adaptation, Separation, Sanctification, and Renewal



This week we read about the laws of Tumah and Tahara and Tzoraas. We also add on a special Haftara, Parshas HaChodesh, one of the four added in anticipation of Pesach approaching. As nothing is accidental or coincidental in the Torah, we must wonder what the connection is between all of these different areas of Jewish life and law. Whether regarding a woman’s menstrual cycle and status after giving birth, or the guidelines for identifying Tzoraas, or the Mitzvah of Kiddush HaChodesh, all of these topics