Description: Stunning interpretation of weekly portion of the Torah. This splendid work of art is a limited, signed edition, fine reproduction on canvas. The perfect gift for every joyous Jewish occasion, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Weddings, Birthdays, Commemorations. Printed on canvas, this fine reproduction is framed without glass like an original oil painting. A real treasure to be received or to be given for a life time.
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In Shemini, the ceremonies for the consecration of the altar have begun. The service begins with Aaron, the High Priest, bringing some forty offerings. After completing the offerings, Aaron blesses the people (according to Rashi with Birkat Cohanim (the Priestly Blessing) see Naso). Then the next set of offerings are to be brought, but something tragic occurs. Nadav and Avihu, Aaron's two oldest sons, prepare their offering, but, the text tells us, they approach the altar bringing a 'strange fire'. They are immediately 'consumed' right then and there by a fire exploding out from God. Aaron remains silent as his sons' bodies are removed by their cousins, and Moses warns Aaron and his two remaining sons, Eleazar and Itamar, not to mourn. God later speaks directly to Aaron, warning him not consume liquor or other intoxicants. The dedication continues. Further rules are given about the korbanot (sacrifices), and then the parasha lists which animals, birds, fish and insects are permitted or forbidden as food, giving the framework for the laws of Kashrut.
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