Wednesday nights - Rav Benzion's Tanya shiur..........Please continue to daven for the good health of the Rebbe (Yechiel Michel ben Devorah Leah) and Rebbetzin (Feiga bas Sarah).

Monday, July 18, 2011

Shemini: Vayidom - And He Spoke?

Yesterday after davening, the Rebbe, shlit"a, spoke briefly about Aharon's supposed silence upon the death of Nadav and Avihu.

The pasuk says, "vayidom Aharaon" which is generally translated as "and Aharon was silent". Is silence really the best response?

Another issue is that the word shtikah demonstrates silence much better than "vayidom". Also, Chazal tell us that as a reward for Aharon's reaction to the dreadful news he was rewarded by Hashem speaking the next parsha expressly to him. Where is the measure-for-measure? By Aharon's silence he is rewarded with speaking?  The Rebbe answers these questions in this short clip.
2 minutes, <1 MB

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