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The Hair Affair (Korach)

Preview: The rebellion of Aaron’s cousin, Korach, seems awfully reminiscent of an earlier episode involving Aaron’s sons, Nadav and Avihu…

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Out of This World (Nasso)

Preview: The laws of nezirut combine three elements – grapes/wine, hair, corpses – that seem to have little connection to each other. But that combination came up once before – after the deaths of Nadav and Avihu. And in fact, if you look carefully, you’ll discover that the laws of nezirut were taught on the same day that Nadav and Avihu died. That can’t be a coincidence!

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Going Rogue (Shemini)

Preview: Aharon’s two oldest sons disregard the strictures of the sanctuary and burn something they’re not supposed to; then, a few verses later, his two younger sons do the exact same thing. Neither set of sons acts “as commanded.” So why their disparate fates?

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