Tazria: Chapter 28

"Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness"


We are told that whoever builds a building must start by saying that he is doing it for the worship of God, and then the peace of heaven will rest on it. Anyone who builds a house dedicated to the other side will be punished by that house before he dies, and others who live in it may come to harm. God marked the houses in Canaan by the plague so that Yisrael would know which houses were cursed.