Posts tagged Abihu

Sh’mini – Torah In Haiku


Aaron and his sons … Eleazar and Ithamar …  Forbidden to mourn — Leviticus 10:6-7 [After the deaths of Nadav and Abihu] Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not bare your heads and do not rend your clothes, lest you die and anger strike the whole community. But your […]

Sh’mini (Eighth)


Leviticus 9:1 to 11:47 Two major events occur during this portion – The deaths of Aaron’s sons during the consecration of the Tabernacle… and the presentation of the Dietary Laws. Both are presented without explanation. Like other portions of Torah, this week’s title comes from one of the first words of the text… “On the […]

Sh’mini – Torah in Haiku

“Fire from before G-d …” Consumes the sacrifices … G-d’s glory revealed ——-   A “strange fire” offered … By Nadav and Abihu … What did that reveal? ——–   “Fire from before G-d …” Consumes the sons of Aaron … G-d’s anger revealed? ———– In the span of three verses, we read about three […]

Sh’mini (Eighth)

Sh’mini – (Eighth) – Leviticus 9:1 to 11:47 When multiple subjects are presented in a single parsha, they almost always have a connection. This week two topics are presented: First – The eighth day of the Tabernacle’s dedication … a happy occasion, until the death of Aaron’s two oldest sons! Second – The dietary laws. I […]

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