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Nadab and Abihu, Death of

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Acharei Mot begins by mentioning the death of Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron. Their death, related in the Sidra of Shemini, is something of a mystery, for on the one hand they seemed to be punished for their faults, while on the other, a Midrashic com...
According to the interpretation of the Or HaChayim, the Torah portion of Acharei beginsVayikra 16:1. as follows: “G-d spoke to Moshe [of] the death of Aharon’s two sons [Nadav and Avihu], who drew so close to G-d that they died.” The verse thereby indicat...
Our Parshah begins by mentioning the death of Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aaron. Their death is something of a mystery, for while they seemed to have been punished for their faults (no less than 14 different "sins" and shortcomings are enumerated by the ...
The tragic death of Aaron’s two elder sons, Nadav and Avihu; the soul as a striving and as a settling, life as a cycle and as a spiral.
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Why were the sons of Aaron punished? What exactly was their sin? Rashi, as recorded in the Manuscrips, sheds light on this curious episode.
Our natural human desire to get close to G-d sometimes leads us to pursue methods of religious ecstasy. Yet our human desire to be close to G-d may well be at odds with G-d’s divine desire to be close to us.
In this week’s parshah, Shemini, we read that a Kohen is not permitted to do the Temple service while intoxicated. G‑d said this mitzvah directly to Aaron, instead of the usual, where He would say it to Moses, or to both Moses and Aaron together. Why was ...
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