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    The universal remedy – M’tzora

    The sidra gives us some really good advice. It assures us that there is a remedy when something goes wrong. The Chumash says (Lev. 14:54), “This is the Torah for any type of infection”.

    The Talmud says that the universal remedy is the Torah: in Eruvin 54a it tells us, “If you have a headache, study Torah. If you have a sore throat, study Torah. If your whole body hurts, study Torah!”

    Someone who heard this dictum had an amusing comment. He said, “The Talmud tells us, If you have a headache, study Torah. But if you look at the Torah you find that you don’t have a head for study. If you don’t have a head, how can you possibly have a headache?”

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