The episode of Nadav and Avihu, is one of those passages in Torah which I always find hard to understand. When I read it I always imagine that these young boys were simply over enthusiastic in their dedication to God – they were too eager. And I always wonder about the strain that this must have placed upon their father Aaron. After seeing his sons die how did he feel about his obligations to God, and the Mishkan, the site of their death.
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