The taste of Shabbat – Tazria-Metzora 5777
Rav Mordechai Elon
בָּרוּךְ שׁוֹמֵר הַבְטָחָתוֹ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, בָּרוּךְ הוּא. שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא חִשַּׁב אֶת הַקֵּץ…
Blessed be the one who kept his promise to Israel, that God calculated the end
The promise was "your seed will be strangers" but what about the end.. "God calculated the end". This is the promise, that only He will calculate the end. He tells us that our calculations are as good as those who try to control life and death
It takes ,mental relaxation the realize that we have the power of thought in order to do good, to bring the geula, but we are unable to create ex nihilo or calculate the end.
A sign from God
How is this connected to the laws of leprosy?
The Sefer Hyetzira teachs usנגע Nega – a leprous blemish is a reversal of the letters of Oneg – ענג joy .
They are not a hygienic problem , it is as if God is saying ignore the external side, I am sending you a hint that you have done wrong.
Only one person can intervene with these leprous blemishes – the Kohen . He is the one who is not allowed to become impure by contact with a dead body. He can give us back our lives without forecasts or calculations