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Tazria-Metzorah

Learning From the Gossiper How to Heal Relationships
Metzorah
Unresolved repetitive conflict ultimately prevents people from reaching their relationship potential.
When the Truth Hurts
Tazria
How can we be punished for negative speech when what we say is actually true? And why is the punishment one of expulsion and isolation?
Metzorah
Life is a never-ending cycle of low points that turn into high points, only to revert backagain to lows. The lowest points on life's cosmic wheel serve as mere introductions to enhance the next stage of highs.
Tazria
Jews have a powerful urge to connect with one another.
Fighting Ire With Fire
Parshat Tazria
Gossip is charged with intrigue, and feels innocuous at the time. It’s usually afterward that the guilt settles in.
Bad News Is Good News
Why can’t people become better, more wholesome, more peaceful and G‑d-conscious as we progress towards Moshiach? The answer follows the lines of the unusual law of the pure leper.
The Gossiper and the Priest
Parshat Metzora
I find the swing from inspiration and proactivity to be a lifelong dance. For a stretch of time I devoted most of my day to Torah study, surrounded by mentors who spoke the message of
G-d’s unity through their teachings and their conduct. And then it was over . . .
Adjusting to Holiness
The condition of being a metzora is the product of an imbalance, similar to acne, which might be caused by a hormone imbalance. In the case of the metzora, the imbalance is spiritual in nature . . .
Speak No Evil
Though we’re viscerally aware of the negative effects of gossip, how many of us can say that we’ve never indulged in it ourselves?
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