Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a look at parsha “Metzorah” (Leviticus chapters 14 and 15) — which to some extent is almost “Part 2” of the story of a ‘plague’ not seen for over a thousand years, although perhaps “more’s the pity.”
And for reasons that will continue that related theme from last week (Tazria, and the plague of “tzaraat” which is most certainly NOT what is called ‘leprosy,’ or Hansen’s Disease, this parsha is one of those that you “may have heard” is now irrelevant, “done-away-with”, and basically not worth studying — but for EXACTLY those reasons is probably more important now than ever, even if not for the reasons we’ve been lied to about.
This week, Mark looks at it from the opposite perspective, the ‘other half of the cycle’, if you will.
In the Erev Shabbat review, the study picks up with “this is, no SHALL BE, the torah of the ‘metzorah’,” or person who has ‘tzaraat‘. What is to be done about it, and, yes, it can even infect a house.
In the Sabbath day teaching, Mark takes a look at something else the world has “turned upside down.”
It’s not merely that “evil” is being called ‘good’, and vice-versa; he suggests that what we are seeing run rampant in the world today is literally a ‘satanic (adversarial) imitation’ of a malady once intended by our Creator for our correction into an instrument of Evil:
not only to censor and suppress speech associated with Scripture and Truth, but to literally, turn His people into ‘social[ist] media outcasts’…and worse.
This is yet another portion that thus touches the heart of so very much that is wrong today, and why. How very much like our Creator to show via His Word that the very things we’ve been lied to told are “done away with” by way of the “opposites” and devilish imitations that have replaced them.
In a world that has become “unclean, unclean!” — those who speak His Truth are being shamed and shunned:
“Metzorah: Turning the Clean into Lepers”
The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening: