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The Blind Kohen: Likkutei Sichos Tazria

When Seeing Too Much Disqualifies Your Judgment

1 hr 16 min

Class Summary:

This text-based class, a Sicha of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Likkutei Sichos vol. 32 Tazria), dissects, in great detail and depth, the disqualification of a Kohen with poor eyesight to examine tzaraas (leprosy). The Sicha introduces two ways in which we can understand the definition of this law, explaining an argument between Toras Koahnim and Mishnah, and the practical ramifications. It concludes with a mystical/Chassidic insight on how the blind Kohen who peers into deeper places of the soul is incapable of declaring the leper as impure.

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    Serge Kemelmager -2 years ago

    The Blind Kohen: Likkutei Sichos Tazria

    The blind Kohen. My brother in law, my sister and children were moving to Israel (1973) and decided to visit my father's grave at the nearby Jewish Cemetery (We are all from Argentina) for one last time before their travel date. When they arrived at the cemetery they were greeted by the cemetery's rabbi, who was blind. Before saying a word he took them right to my father's grave, they were stunned, how did he know who they were, he was blind my brother in law asked him, and the rabbi replied, "I did not know who who were coming to visit but I always usher everybody to the Kohen's grave first before visiting whoever they come for....." Thats my father's grave, I left the country 55 years ago. I thought to share this in light of your shiur.

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Rabbi YY Jacobson

  • April 20, 2015
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  • 1 Iyyar 5775
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