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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Na Nach Torah

Moshe told Aharon to do the sacrafices inagurating the Tabernacle. Ahron was hesitant and felt not worthy due to his partaking of the golden calf. Moses reiterated and said this was God's will. After Aharon brought the sacrafice on the alter, God did not devour the sacrafice. Aharon said to Moses why did you embaress me? I told you I am not worthy!
Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aharon, saw their father's embarrassment and went into the Holy of holies with an incense offering. A fire from Heaven came and devoured them, but at the same time ate the offering Ahron brought on the Alter. THe children of Aharon sacraficed themselves in order that their father would not be embarrased. This is apparent in the verse; "those who are close to me caused me to marry(to bring God into the house to eat the sacrafice).
This all came to me from the Zohar. The whole world says Nadav and Avihu brought a strange fire without Moshe's command. As if to say they were wicked,but the Zohar writes; On yom kippur when we read the portion of Shemini, if one cries when hearing the verse of Nadav and Avihu's death he is asssured his children will not die in his lifetime. The disgrace that Aharon suffereed will not come upon him. Nadav and Avihu's sacrafice lives till today to shield us.

1 comment:

IlaN-ach said...

I had read somewhere, ben ish khai? that they actually went and directly left their bodies to attach themselves from the very roots of their souls to the Etz Ha Khaim, but that this is not the correct way to do it.. We aren't meant to transcend our khelek of tiikun olam, we are meant to preform it.