A Non-Sin Offering

What does the word טומאה mean? What is the relationship between טומאה and holiness (why can't someone who is טמא interact with that which is holy)? Why does the Torah compare נדה and the טומאה of childbirth - they are opposites! Why should she have to bring a sin offering or require atonement?

The most severe form of טומאה in terms of halacha is not טומאת מת, but rather, Metzora.

The need to have closure

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Delivered at the OU Israel Center, April 4th, 2019 (28 Adar II 5779) This shiur is sponsored by Abby and Albie Hochhauser and family in loving memory of Abby's father Arnold Lerman, Avraham Yaakov ben Chaim