Parashat Metzora: Is Sin the Cause of Suffering?


Is sin the cause of suffering?

Dr. David Frankel, Senior Lecturer in Bible at The Schechter Institutes, discusses how in the ancient era people looked for a correlation between disease, suffering and sin. However, in Parashat Metzora, skin disease is not treated as a sin, but rather as an example of impurity which has to be treated, fought against and repaired. What does this teach us about how we approach illness and suffering?

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