Parashat Metzorah (Leper)
You will have leprosy in your houses…
In Rashi’s explanation we can find the essence of Judaism.
“Heb. וְנָתַתִּי, lit. and I will give (leprosy in your houses) This is [good] news for them that lesions of tzara’ath will come upon them, because the Amorites had hidden away treasures of gold inside the walls of their houses during the entire forty years that the Israelites were in the desert, and through the lesion, he will demolish the house (see verses 43-45) and find them. — [Vayikra Rabbah 17:6]”
The essence of Judaism is turning a curse into a blessing.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L