Aliya Summary: This Aliya discusses tzara’at which appears on a bald spot, as well a white discoloration streaked with red, which can appear anywhere on the body. Also discussed is the procedure followed by an individual who is afflicted with tzara’at, the main requirement being that they must remain outside the city until their condition clears up. The Torah then discusses “clothing tzara’at,” a green or red discoloration which can affect certain types of materials. The garment is shown to a priest who quarantines it for up to two weeks.
A person who has Tzora’at, tears their clothes, lets their hair hang loose, and must announce in public that they are impure (possibly some sort of public repentence). The proper conduct of the Metzora is a mitzvah (positive commandment).