Sigmund Freud 370.
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The two main subjects dealt with in this week’s Torah portion of Shmini seem to
be totally removed one from the other. First, we read of the tragic death of the
two sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, on the eighth day of the consecration of the
Sanctuary, and then we read all of the details of the laws of kashrut including
detailed lists of animals, fowl and fish which are forbidden.It seems to
me, however, that there is a powerful connection between these two issues, as
well as a crucial message for our post-modern age.
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