Ya’acov leaves his home to escape the wrath of his brother Esau and travels to Haran (Mesopotamia – in Iraq of today) to the home of his uncle Lavan….
Rabbi Marcus MBE – Shemini
Our Sidra today, consists of three chapters dealing with three different matters. In the first, Chapter 9, we read of the initiation of Aaron and his sons into the priesthood. Chapter 10 records the tragic death of NADAV and AVIHU two of Aaron’s sons who were struck down due to their inappropriate behavior. In the third Chapter we are introduced to the laws of purity and holiness.