Shemini: Nadav and Avihu: On Foreign Fires and Holy Deaths

Posted by Neima Novetsky on April 11, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Shemini

In this week’s parsha podcast, Neima Novetsky explores the dramatic story of Nadav and Avihu who meet a tragic death as they offer incense in the Mishkan. Where did the two go wrong? What was so problematic about their deeds that led to such a severe punishment?

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About Neima Novetsky

She and her family made aliyah from New York where she founded and directed the Advanced Tanakh Beit Midrash Program at Lincoln Square Synagogue. She has taught at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Moriah, the Ma'ayan Institute for Women, and the Princeton University Hillel and has lectured on Biblical topics in various synagogues in both Israel and the USA. She is also a co-founder of a new Tanakh and Parshanut website called 'Al Ha Torah.'

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