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Parashat Sh'mni (April 2, 2016)
by Cara L. Glickman

IN THIS WEEK’S PARASHAH, SH’MINI, or the “eighth day,” we learn about ritual practices. Moses, Aaron, his sons and other priests are busy sacrificing and creating signs to appease God while demonstrating to the people of Israel God’s power and might. After God instructs Moses and Aaron to bring forth fire as a part of a ritual act, two of Aaron’s sons appear to take things into their own hands.

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