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“Bezot-with this-Aaron shall come into the Holy Place...” -Acharei 16:3 The word bezot would seem to be superfluous to the context. Thus we must say that it appears to convey a message. Rashi explains the difficulty by quoting a Midrash: the gimatriya (nu...
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...
This week’s Torah reading presents somewhat of a paradox. The opening passages speak about Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, the day on which the Jewish people “resemble the angels.” On that day, they “purify themselves before G-d.” Conversely, the...
The parshah tells us about Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year. On this holy day we don’t drink, eat, wash, or wear leather shoes. It’s not very hard to feel holy on this special day when so many things are different. But the name of the parshah is Ac...
Acharei
Adapted from Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XXXII, p. 98ff; Sefer HaSichos 5750, p. 428ff A Moment of Drama The seven-day dedication of the Sanctuary was over, and despite the expectations of the Jewish people, the Divine Presence had not become manifest. Even aft...
The Death of Aharon's Sons Our Torah reading begins with the verse:Vayikra 16:1."G-d spoke to Moshe after the death of Aharon's two sons [Nadav and Avihu], who drew close to G-d and died." One might ask: Why does the verse conclude "and died"? It begins b...
Acharei Mot
While none of us ever wants to experience serious suffering in our lives, perhaps we can view our challenges as opportunities to grow into greater more empathetic individuals.
Acharei Mot
We all have layers that cover up the “real me.” There’s the image that we want to present to the world, the talents and traits we want others to recognize. And then there’s even the image that we want to project to ourselves, those layers that hide and di...
Leviticus 16:1–18:30
The sixth section of the Book of Leviticus opens as G-d addresses Moses after (Acharei, in Hebrew) the death of his brother Aaron’s two oldest sons (which was recounted in the third section, Shemini). G-d gives Moses the laws regarding the Day of Atonemen...
"אחרי מות שני בני אהרן" “After the death of the two sons of Aharon.” (16:1) QUESTION: The Midrash Rabbah (20:5) says that when Iyov heard of the death of Nadav and Avihu he said, “Af lezot yecherad libi veyitar mimkomo” — “Also for this my heart trembles ...
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