Tents Are Not Houses
Tazria – Diseases
Metsora – Healing
Skin Tsara’as” and “Clothes Tsara’as Diseases.
“Skin Tsara’as” and “Clothes Tsara’as Healing.
When Jews enter Eretz Yisrael, “House Tsara’as” Disease and Healing.
As we shall see later in the Parsha, Metsora also speaks about the Tsara’as disease when it appears on houses. So how can we say that Metsora is entirely a Parsha about healing?
To understand this, let’s look carefully at the placement of the “House Tsara’as.” HaShem placed it all the way at the end of the Parsha, after discussing the healing process of “Skin Tsara’as” and “Clothes Tsara’as.” Why not include the “House Tsara’as” in last week’s Parsha where it speaks about the disease of “Skin Tsara’as” and “Clothes Tsara’as”?
The reason is clear:
“House Tsara’as” never happened while Bnei Yisrael were in the desert! HaShem made it clear when he said, here in Metsora, “Ki Savo’u El Erets Cana’an” – “When you will enter the Land of Cana’an,” and not now, while Bnei Yisrael were in the desert with the Mishkan. You see, in the desert, they lived in tents, not houses. Tents don’t get Tsara’as.
That’s why we can still consider Parshas Metsora as a Parsha dedicated to healing.