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Dedication of the Tabernacle

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Moses brought the Torah down to earth, but Aaron brought G‑d down to earth. Why was only Aaron's invitation for G‑d to dwell on earth accepted?
Aaron was eighty-four years old, a venerable sage and a dedicated leader. He’d been primed for his role as high priest and had rehearsed the sacrificial procedure for seven days. Why the cold feet?
It was precisely because Aaron did not seek power or prestige that he was chosen to a position of leadership. Now try telling that to our wannabee politicians…
The "strange fire" brought in to the sanctuary by Aaron's two sons can be easily identified in many of today's sanctuaries too.
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.
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.”
It should have been a day of joy. But tragedy struck.
Religion is not what the European Enlightenment thought it would become: mute, marginal and mild.
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