Why is tzaraas not around today and when did it go away?
Barry Epstein, Dallas, USA
It would be most inconvenient to have Tzara'as and not be able to become Tahor (without the Beis ha'Mikdash).
Moreover, Tzara'as is given as a punishment/rebuke for various forms of transgressions. However, one must be on a very high level of righteousness in order to merit such open signs of communication from Hash-m. Today, no one is on that level.
D. Zupnik, Y. Shaw