The individual suffering from tzarat can bear the affliction within the walls of their house, the clothing that they wear, or upon their own flesh. While the affliction causes a debilitating physical reaction, it is essentially a spiritual wake-up call. Acknowledging one’s shortcomings and approaching the attending kohen is the beginning of a spiritual recovery, which leads to its own reward.
Metzora (Leviticus 14:1-15:33)
Parashat Metzora is read on Shabbat:
Nisan 5, 5771/April 9, 2011