Yeshivat Ahavat Shalom, pg. 130-131

The Josephian Messiah suffers illnesses and afflictions to atone for the people of Israel and for the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. He is called “the leper of the house of Rabbi,” meaning the one who suffers for Israel and Jerusalem. Ben Ish Chai, Ben Yehoyada, cited in Days of Peace, –Yeshivat Ahavat Shalom, pg. 130-131