This week’s Torah portion is a double reading. The first section is called Tazria which means “to conceive” as in: “A woman who becomes pregnant . . .” The second selection is called Metzora which means “diseased,” as in: “These are the regulations for any diseased person . . .” (Leviticus 14:2). The Jewish sages teach that these portions, which are read on the same Sabbath on most years, have a deep connection. But what could possibly be the connection between giving birth and being diseased?