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Shmini: Holiness & Horror
March 28, 2019 Aaron Roller & Rabbi Jonathan Bienenfeld
The Portion

Shmini: Holiness & Horror

March 28, 2019

Aaron Roller & Rabbi Jonathan Bienenfeld

In this week's episode, Aaron makes the case that the Torah portion of "Shmini" has all the suspense and tension of a submarine movie with an intense drama that largely takes place between the lines of the Torah's text. We talk about Aharon the High Priest's silence and Moses' humility and discuss whether the transition from the story about the Tabernacle's inauguration to the laws of kosher food is as jarring a segue as it first appears. 

In this week's episode, Aaron makes the case that the Torah portion of "Shmini" has all the suspense and tension of a submarine movie with an intense drama that largely takes place between the lines of the Torah's text. We talk about Aharon the High Priest's silence and Moses' humility and discuss whether the transition from the story about the Tabernacle's inauguration to the laws of kosher food is as jarring a segue as it first appears. 

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