We cannot make eternal the holiness of the moment by abandoning ourselves to it. We master and make eternal the holiness of the moment by infusing the minutiae of our everyday lives with holiness. This is the lesson we take away from the untimely deaths of Nadav and Avihu, the holy sons of Aharon.
Shmini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)
Parashat Shmini is read on Shabbat:
Nisan 26, 5773/April 6, 2013