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Gehazi: (8th century BCE) Elisha’s servant. After Elisha cured Naaman of tzaraat, Gehazi, falsely claiming to speak for Elisha, asked Naaman for an imbursement—which he appropriated for himself. For his dishonesty and greed, Elisha cursed Gehazi that he permanently “inherit” Naaman's tzaraat.
Timely Messenger, The Pot of Oil,Elisha and the Shunemmite, Elisha Sustains the Prophets, Elisha and Naaman, Naaman Cured, Gehazi's Avarice and Punishment, Further Miracles
Although tzaraat was a skin illness, it had a spiritual element to it. In the Tanach, we find quite a few individuals who were plagued by tzaraat.
For the haftarah of Metzora, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The haftarah for Metzora (and Tazria-Metzorah, when they are together) from II Kings II Kings 7:3-20. is part of a string of miracles done by our prophet Elisha. The setting of the haftarah is that Ben Hadad, the king of Aram, gathered his whole army and ...
For an informed reading of the weekly Haftarah: I Kings 4:1-37
Overview Parshat Vayeira tells the story of the miraculous birth of Isaac. Although Abraham and Sarah could never naturally have children, G‑d gave them a child in their deep old age. Reflecting this, the haftarah recounts a similar miracle which was perf...
Famine and War, The Tables Turned, The King's Distress, The Four Lepers, Elisha's Prophecy on Syria
For an informed reading of II Kings 7:3–20
The Background The haftarah for the portion of Metzora (or Tazria-Metzora, when read together) is taken from a series of stories told in the book of Kings about the prophet Elisha. In his last request of his teacher, Elijah the prophet, Elisha boldly aske...
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