Parsha Sh’mini(Lev. chapters 9 through 11) is certainly what might be called “eventful.” It begins “on the eighth [sh’mini] day, when Aaron officially “steps into” his role as Kohen Gadol (High Priest) and then follows up with the tragedy – or fatal mistake – of his two eldest sons, Nadab and Abihu. Finally, there’s a discussion that might even seem ‘out-of-place’. But that, explains Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa during the Sabbath Day midrash, is only if we do NOT understand the larger context!
First, he Erev Shabbat reading of the story, and the description of what simply, IS food, and what is NOT (whether the Whore Church likes it or not):
Mark suggests during the Sabbath Day teaching that every aspect of this parsha – from consuming fire to ‘strange fire’ to the THINGS that are and can be consumed are all VERY much related. But why would Yahuah DESTROY Nadab and Abihu, but seemingly ignore transgressions of this world that seem to make Sodom and Gomorrah look innocent by comparison?
There certainly is a pattern here, and connects every element of the whole story.
This is a teaching you will either find disturbing, or want to share. Or both.
“Sh’mini: Fire Food – and Things Consumed”
The combined two-part podcast is here: