Beyond the Blemishes – Seeing Each Other in Community is Episode 92 of A Dash of Drash.
Communities can be complex because people are complex. It is so easy to judge, to dismiss, even to diagnose others without the skills, knowledge or right to do so! The Torah readings of Tazria and Metzora (Leviticus chapters 12-15) speak of particular conditions, diseases, symptoms; and part of the healing is that the Kohen, the Priest sees the person beyond their affliction. We are all imperfect and need to see each other beyond the blemishes, each of us a Priest for the other.