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Parashat Tazria/M'tzora (April 29, 2017)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

WHEN I WAS IN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, we looked at this parashah and said, “Leprosy — how gross! And who cares anyway?” By then, we knew that leprosy, also called Hansen’s Disease, was almost obsolete. And it never had been particularly contagious, if reasonable steps to avoid infection were taken by those dealing with the patients.

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