Sunday, April 15, 2007

Emunas Itecha Shemini 5664

What was the machlokes between Aharon and Moshe?
After the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, Aharon was an onen. We know that the psak that even though an Onen doesn't eat Korbanos, however, korbanos for the miluim were eaten. Aharon held that the Seir of Rosh Chodesh was burned because it was a korban for doros.
Moshe believed that the Seir was supposed to be eaten. Why? Moshe believed that with the construction of the mishkan, the world's repair was complete and this was the last seir to be brought as there was no more chet to be nischaper, therefore this was a unique korban only for the miluim.
After Pesach, we hoped that this would be the nisan that we would be zocheh to be nigal, this would be the final tikun. However, this was not the case.
The entire parsha deals with reminding us that there will be a geulah and a final tikun, even if it doesn't always look like it. This ultimate tikun, is irrepressible, and even would a person fall deep into the tumah, we will be saved.

1 comment:

Ya'akob ibn Avi Mori said...

It is also interesting to note that it seems that this is pointing to a reality within the Halachik system. How could it be that Moshe did not understand the psak correctly and AAron was of a sounder approach? I think this points to the fact that the psak system works
" al Pi hatorah Asher yarucha" it is an intellectual system .Moshe Rabbeinu had a hava Aminah that when confronted by Aharon's sevara he recognized he was wrong,
It is always interesting to see a machlokes even within the Mikrah.