Parsha: Metzora - Barbarians at the Gate
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The Metzora (one stricken with tzaraas) is unwelcome in polite society. Even impolite society doesn't want anything to do with him. They must leave the camp. They must be alone, in seclusion, in isolation outside of the camp. They may not have close interaction with others. Others don't even want to have any interaction with them. They are afflicted with an illness no one wants to contract. A Metzora is an outcast, a pariah, ostracized from society. In this very special and topical Parsha podcast, we explore a very interesting and counterintuitive Idea. When we delineate the various people who are known to have been stricken with this disease, we observe among them one very unusual and unexpected person. Our sages tell us that Messiah is a Metzora. What does that mean? What is the significance of that? Herein we suggest some mind-bending ideas.  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – DONATE to TORCH: Please consider supporting the podcasts by making a donation to help fund our Jewish outreach and educational efforts at https://www.torchweb.org/support.php. Thank you! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Email me with questions, comments, and feedback: [email protected] – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – SUBSCRIBE to my Newsletter rabbiwolbe.com/newsletter – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – SUBSCRIBE to Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe’s Podcasts The Parsha Podcast The Jewish History Podcast The Mitzvah Podcast  This Jewish Life The Ethics Podcast TORAH 101 ★ Support this podcast ★
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