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I’ll Be Darned (Emor)

Preview: This week’s parshah contains the curious story of the megadeif: the man who cursed Hashem. It’s a story that seems to come out of nowhere, but Rashi asserts that we’ve seen some of its characters before—all the way back in sefer Shemot. That is a fascinating claim, and one that seems strange at first glance. Dig deeper, though, and you’ll discover that one truly cannot understand the tragedy of the megadeif without this “hidden backstory.”

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