Parashiot Tazria (When a woman conceives) and Metzorah (Leper)
Skin diseases for everybody!!!
These sections deal mainly with sacrifices and skin diseases.
The Torah (in the first parasha) starts describing the diseases that can affect a person (Adam) and ends with the diseases that can affect clothing (Begued).
This speaks about the downward spiral a person can experience.
At the beginning, a person is considered a person... at the end, a person is considered only what he or she wears.
Or all the way around... The decline occurs on those who judge others; one thing is to judge by who the person is and something completely different (and lower) is to judge someone by what he/she wears.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L