26.03.2011 20.Adar ll, 5771
Why must sacrifice be necessary for redemption?
‘And Aaron was silent’ (Leviticus 10:3)
I am writing at the time of the funeral of the family from Itamar, where two-legged beasts took the lives of a couple and their three young children on Shabbat.
May the Almighty avenge the innocent blood of Udi, Ruti, Yoav, Elad and Hadas Fogel.
It was in the midst of the joyous celebration dedicating the desert Sanctuary that “fire came out from before the Lord and devoured” Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, the High Priest. “And Moses said to Aaron, ‘that is what the Lord has said, saying that through those closest to Me shall I be sanctified…’” (Lev.10:3).