The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Achrei Mot 5776

The taste of Shabbat – Parshat Achrei Mot 5776

Rav Mordechai Elon

Our parsha opens with a reminder of the tragic death of Aaron's two sons in Parshat Shimini, that we read a month ago. During the climax of the "Eighth day", during the month of Nisan, they offered up "strange fire" at the altar, and at once the atmosphere changed with their death.

The obvious question we must ask is why is this parsha, with it's opening verse, not straight after Parshat Shmini?

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