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Parsha M'tzora - One being diseased (a leper)
M’tzora deals with ritual impurity among other things. It addresses cleansing from skin disease (Heb. tzara'at), houses with an eruptive plague, male genital discharges, and menstruation.
And the remnant of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall pour upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the L-RD.
Weekly Torah Portion
Acharei Mot | After the Death of the two sons of Aaron
Tell your brother Aharon not to come at just any time into the Holy Place beyond the curtain, in front of the ark-cover which is on the ark, so that he will not die; because I appear in the cloud over the ark-cover. | Leviticus 16:2
The duties that the head kohein must perform on Yom Kippur are delineated and the ceremony of the scapegoat is outlined. (16:1-28)
Moses instructs Aaron about the Yom Kippur laws for fasting and atonement. (16:29-34)
Warnings are issued against the offering of sacrifices outside the Sanctuary and the consumption of blood. (17:1-16)
Moses condemns the sexual practices of some neighboring peoples. Certain forms of sexual relations are prohibited. (18:1-30)
Brit Chadasha Reading
Romans 3:19–28; 9:30 –10:13
1 Corinthians 5:1–13 with 2 Corinthians 2:1–11 Galatians 3:10–14
The L-RD's App: The Appointed Times
[PURIM], PASSOVER, UNLEAVENED BREAD, FIRST FRUITS, SHAVUOT, YOM TERUAH, YOM KIPPUR, SUKKOT, [HANUKKAH]
Passover was clearly instituted before the tenth plague that hit the Egyptians before the Israelites were allowed to leave Egypt. G-D instructed Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12:1-13 to sacrifice an unblemished male lamb, a year old (v. 5) and to kill it at twilight (v.6).
Part of the directive was to take some blood and put it in the door post and on the lintel of the house (v.7). They shall eat the lamb meat roasted, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs (v.8).
Reasons to observe the L-rd's Feasts
1. It speaks about a Messianic prophecy/Typology of Messiah
2. Each appointed feasts represent a monumental event in the past
3. Covenants were given during the Appointed Feasts
4. It provides time-table for the salvation of G-D’s people
5. It acts as a guide and check-point to the people of the L-RD.
6. It provides a shadow of what is to come for the Body of Messiah
7. The L-RD meets/deals with His people on His Appointed Times