We are coming to the portion of Metzora, and we know that the overriding idea of this portion is the fact that if a person speaks negatively, especially if he speaks negatively about another person, he creates all kinds of darkness. It used to come out physically as tzaraat, as leprosy, but today it doesn’t come out as that. However, the kabbalists teach us that nevertheless the spiritual damage is still done when a person speaks negatively.
The Zohar says that when a person speaks, sees, or thinks badly of another or himself, his prayers will not enter before the Creator. Why? First of all, it is because we understand that when we are in a place of darkness, our prayers and spiritual work cannot connect us to the Light of the Creator. But, there is also something deeper to it.
There is a section in the Gemara, in Sanhedrin, where they speak about the coming of Mashiach, the End of the... read more