Torah Portion of the Week: Deadly Deviation From Protocol

Parashat Shemini: Although Aaron's Nadab and Abihu seek to be closer to God, they deviate from protocol and hence die instantly.

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The eighth day, for which this week’s Torah reading, Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47), is named, was supposed to be the climax of Leviticus and the Torah in general. However, it is transformed from a holiday to a...