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The Number Three

Letters and Numbers of Torah - Tazria

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The Number Three: Letters and Numbers of Torah - Tazria

In the verse Leviticus 13:33, the word "v'hitgalach" meaning "he shall shave" has a large-sized letter gimmel. The letter gimmel is numerically equivalent to the number 3. What is the connection between the number three, Biblical leprosy, removing hair, and the time of the Omer count?
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Tazria-Metzora, Tazria, Tzaraat, Upsherin, Gimmel, Parshah

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Anonymous Hendon, London April 26, 2012

Appreciations from London Thank you so much Rabbi Raskin. I thoroughly enjoy your divrei torah, each time you enlighten us with something new and different.

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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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