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Approaching The Divine: The tragedy of Nadav and Avihu

This week’s Torah portion, Shemini is from the book of Leviticus and deals with a very strange and tragic incident: Nadav and Avihu, Aaron’s two oldest sons, while laying incense on fire that they brought to the alter were consumed by that fire. The Torah does not give us any reason for the unexpected death […]