Metzorah – Personal Retreat – One Step Backward and Two Steps Forward

For certain infractions and infectious diseases, people were quarantined outside the camp. Sometimes it is important to self-impose a quarantine – called a personal retreat. The idea of Cheshbon Nefesh (soul-searching) is well practiced in the Hassidic tradition – nightly, weekly monthly, annually. But only an honest assessment can yield positive results and personal growth