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Nadab and Abihu, Death of

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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.
A love relationship can thus be compared to an electrical circuit: should the resistance fall, the circuit will “short” and burn out.
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.
Something Spiritual on Parshat Shemini
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 ...
The holy Zohar states, “Weeping is lodged in one side of my heart, and joy is lodged in the other.”
This week: Simon thinks he can disregard his friends as he tries to be the best he can be.
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