Judaism: Temple Institute on Shmini
Rabbi Chaim RichmanRabbi Chaim Richman is the Director of the International Department of The Temple Institute in Jerusalem.
In this week's Torah reading, two of the sons of Aharon are smitten and die in the Tabernacle .
We cannot make eternal the holiness of the moment by abandoning ourselves to it.
We master and make eternal the holiness of the moment by infusing the minutiae of our everyday lives with holiness.
This is the lesson we take away from the untimely deaths of Nadav and Avihu, the holy sons of Aharon.