Parashat Tazria-Parashat Hahodesh 'Lo and Behold, His Well Appeared’

The tale in question is not about the realization of one individual’s fantasy, but rather about how a person creates a fantasy and begins to live in accordance with it.

Based on a verse in this week’s Torah reading (Leviticus 12:1-13:59) – “When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, or a scab, or a bright spot” (Leviticus 13:2) – the midrashic work Vayikra Rabbah addresses a series of homilies on the most difficult word in this phrase: adam, “a man.”