One of the greatest Rabbis of all times, the Rambam, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, was the only person in Jewish history to write a Code of Jewish Law on the entire Torah, called the Mishneh Torah.
After 10 consecutive years of uninterrupted work, in the year 1177 in the land of Egypt, the Rambam completed his 14-volume book.
Wow! Can you imagine one person writing an encyclopedia all by himself?!
Well, what the Rambam accomplished was even more difficult than writing an encyclopedia, and he did it all by himself, with no help whatsoever, (besides for HaShem of course).
The Mishneh Torah contains everything you need to know about the 613 Mitzvos of the Torah and their laws. It may be hard to understand all the intricate details, but every once in a while, usually at the end of a section, the Rambam treats us to some of his special delightful “ingredients.” He would, for example, share with us the reasons of Mitzvos and how they should affect us in a very positive way.
As we shall soon see, the Rambam’s conclusion of 16 chapters of Hilchos Tum’as Tsara’as, the laws dealing with Tsara’as, is a wonderful example of this.