Conservation and Experimentation

If ritual is to create a shared language across the generations, we must ensure the Judaism we practice is recognizable both to our ancestors and descendants.

Challenging Isolation

Too much isolation set Nadav and Avihu over the edge.

Boundaries, Sanctity And Silence

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.

Role Models For Leadership

The deaths of Aaron's sons Nadav and Avihu remind us of the need for leaders who connect with the people.

The Time And Place For Spontaneity

The deaths of Nadav and Avihu, Aaron's sons, teach us the value and also danger of spontaneous religious expression.