Month: April 2017
In this week’s parsha the Torah explicitly states the sin of Nadav and Avihu which led to their death. Indeed, it is repeated four times in the Torah - each time we are told that they offered an aish zoroh before Hashem. Granted that there is room for different explanations of this aish zoroh – but why do Chazal toil to find so many other sins to attribute to them when the Torah is so specific?
The Chochom – the wise son – asks a detailed question at the Seder. “What are the testimonies, the statutes and the laws that Hashem our G-d has commanded you?” The answer that the Ba’al Haggadah says is to be given doesn’t seem to respond to the points in the question: “You should also answer him, “Like the laws of the Pesach, one must not eat anything after the Pesach afikomen.”” How does that address his comprehensive query?