Thoughts on the weekly parasha

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Tazria – A thought for the week by Mike Lewis

This week we read about purification, the timing of Brit Milah, and the reminder of the rituals of Pesach. We are introduced to Tzaraat, described as leprosy. But this is a misnomer; it is not the disease. It is an incorrect translation from the Greek Septuagint translation of the bible. Tsaraat is regarded as signifying [...]

By |2019-04-05T09:01:38+01:00April 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tetzaveh – A thought for the week by Mike Lewis

In 1603 CE, in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Polonius states that “apparel oft proclaims the man”. Even earlier, in 1500 CE, Erasmus wrote, as part of his Adages, “ornamental clothing makes the man” This week we are given the details of the elaborate costume which the Cohen Gadol is to wear. This is elaborated in the [...]

By |2019-02-14T12:04:44+01:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments