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One of the most bizarre phenomena recorded in the Torah is “lesions of the house,” described in this week’s parsha. In addition to the skin and garment lesions discussed earlier in the Torah, the Torah here addresses the ritual impurity of house lesions. These lesions, as our Sages taught, were intended to signal us that all was not well morally and spiritually.
The laws of tzaraas (skin lesions, also referred to as nega’im) are introduced by the Torah with the words: “If a man has on the skin of his body a blotch, a creamy blotch or a bright spot and it forms a lesion of tzaraas on the skin of his body, he should be brought to Aharon the priest, or to one of his sons, the priests.”
Bitachon in Hashem is not a tool that merely assists a Yid in times of difficulty; rather it should affect every facet of a Yid’s life. For once one is imbued and permeated with the notion that Hashem is the primary existence and that the messages that the world gives us are only illusions, one’s weltanschauung will certainly be wholesomely altered