Description: Stunning interpretation of weekly portion of the Torah. This splendid work of art is a limited, signed edition, fine reproduction on canvas. The perfect gift for every joyous Jewish occasion, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Weddings, Birthdays, Commemorations. Printed on canvas, this fine reproduction is framed without glass like an original oil painting. A real treasure to be received or to be given for a life time.
14.5" x 10" - size not including the frame. Available framed only. This item ships directly from the artist in Israel. Special Order - allow extra time for delivery. Gift wrap and/or gift cards are not available.
We often have a double parasha, reading from the combined Parshiyot of Tazria and Metzora. These are perhaps, for many, the two most uncomfortable portions of the Torah, dealing with all kinds of issues related to ritual purity and impurity. Ritual impurity, or tumah, has nothing to do with hygiene. Instead, it is a spiritual state which prevents a person from participating in the worship life of the community. One becomes impure through a variety of means, all of which are perfectly natural, such as illness, childbirth, physical discharges and contact with a corpse. Purity and impurity are not related to good or evil. However, impurity is considered to be a spiritual disability. For example, Tzara'at, the skin affliction which is discussed at length in this part of the Torah, is not the biological disease leprosy (as it is has historically been translated.) but rather a state that the Torah understands as the physical manifestation of a spiritual or ritual problem. This is not a medical treatise, nor are the Cohanim serving as paramedics. Rather, tumah is a purely ritual concern, and as the ritual leaders of the community, it falls upon the priesthood to facilitate purification for those who find themselves in a state of impurity.
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