Tazri’a (Leviticus 12:1-13:39)

This portion teaches the Torah laws of how to treat those who are sick with socially fearful illness. We learn of compassion for the suffering and the natural fears that affect the healthy. You might think of the times you have been sick and how lonely it can feel. Think of one thing you might do this week to reach out to someone who is alone, divorced, ill, or who has recently experienced the death of a loved one and remind them that who they are matters regardless of the specific circumstances of their lives.