Once again the parsha intersects the news.

As talker Don Imus heads into exile, this week’s parsha shows how he could, were he living four thousand years ago, get out of it. A person was most often declared unclean and banished from the camp for the sin of lashon hara (speaking ill of others). Parsha Metzora shows how such a person, once banished, can earn his way back into the life of his fellows.

Al Sharpton is this scandal’s high priest. Jesse Jackson eat your heart out!

SHABBAT SHALOM! – a & s