Daily Israel Report

Judaism: Temple Institute on Shmini

Dvar Torah on the weekly reading from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Published: Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:48 PM


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.