The taste of Shabbat – Acharei/Kedoshim 5777
Rav Mordechai Elon
Our parsha, Achrei Mot, opens with a reference to the death of Aaron's children, followed by thirty-four verses describing the ritual of the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur. What is the connection between the two subjects? Why does the Torah goes into such detail about a mitzvah that applies only to one person – the Kohen Hagadol, and only on one day of the year – Yom Kippur when he enters the Kodesh Hakedoshim – How is this relevant to us? Let us see how the two subjects are not just connected but also relevant to us every day and every hour.