Nowadays you don’t see anyone walking around with Tzoraas even though Lashon Hara has not gone out of fashion. The Chofetz Chaim (Shaar HaZechira 6) explains that since there is no Kohen or Bais HaMikdash, if a person got Tzoraas he would remain Tamei his whole life.
Therefore B’Zman HaZeh the Tzoraas does not afflict he body, only the soul. If you do not do tshuvah, says the Chofetz Chaim, when your Neshama arrives before the Heichal in Gan Eden, it will not be allowed in because of the Tumah and you will be forced to remain outside with the Klipos.
“Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L’Miriam BaDerech B’Tzaischem MiMitzrayim”
The Ramban and other Rishonim count, among the Mitzvos Aseh Min HaTorah, the mitzva of remembering and saying with your mouth each day what Hashem did to Miriam when she spoke about her brother Moshe. The Chofetz Chaim in Shaar Tvunah Perek 12 says that being Mikayem this mitzva can save you from the aveira of Lashon Hara. More than just saying the pasuk, says the Chofetz Chaim, one must think about the incident in order for it to have its intended effect.
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