Why Aaron was silent in the wake of his sons' death.
Learn more about the weekly Torah portion.
How Parashat Korach demonstrates extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Moses's brother helped lead the Israelites to freedom.
Moses's sister led the Israelite women in dance out of Egypt.
Midrash explains how Moses could be happy with dying.
Because of his position of leadership, Moses is judged extremely harshly when he sins.
Although we can attempt to understand the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, we are ultimately limited and often feel powerless in the face of God.
The deaths of Aaron's sons Nadav and Avihu remind us of the need for leaders who connect with the people.
The deaths of Nadav and Avihu, Aaron's sons, teach us the value and also danger of spontaneous religious expression.