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Blood and Oil, Torah and Mitzvahs

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Metzora

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Blood and Oil, Torah and Mitzvahs: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Metzora

The ritual purification of the former metzorah includes placing blood from an animal sacrifice on the person's right eat, right thumb and right big toe as well as placing olive oil on the same three places plus on the top of his or her head. What is the deeper significance of the three applications of blood and the four applications of oil?
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Sholom Cohen Pittsburgh April 25, 2017

Thank you for a very meaningful message on the topic of purifying the Metzora. Do you have specific sources for the chassidus in this talk? Reply

Angela lucila Lastra Duncansville May 28, 2013

Thank you Reply

Rabbi Raskin looks at the hidden meanings of the sizes and numerical values (gematria) of the Hebrew letters in the weekly Torah portion.
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