Diaspora/Galut Shabbat Shmini: Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47 || 1st Samuel 20,18-42
Video Commentary s. b.
(Israel: Parashat Shabbat Tazria-Metzora)


    Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

      “Nadav and Avihu wanted to serve G-d in their own way, disregarding the way G-d wanted to be served, as clearly expressed in Torah. The sons of Aharon were righteous men and the arrogance they expressed is a failing common to many of even the most humble and dedicated observers of a Torah life. Critics and skeptics of the korbanot animal offerings in the Holy Temple service who question the place of korbanot in “today’s world” are being motivated by the same tragic transposition of G-d’s will and man’s will that befell Nadav and Avihu.
      The recent korban Pesach (Passover offering) practice conducted by the Temple Institute provoked much consternation among some critics, but the onus of coming to grips with what Torah describes as “an eternal statute” rests with the critics and not with those seeking to perform a positive commandment central to the identity of Israel. Soul searching is called for” …more:

      Shabbat Shalom

Eric Martienssen

Since my secession from the Church in 2009, my Jewish Orthodox friends in Israel and I have been following the Fake News of Rome in articles and political Shabbat commentaries on GSI (God's Sabbath Int.). The former Pontiff destroyed the dwelling place of God, the temple in Jerusalem – fact! Was the New Testament and the Church just a world dominance inspired business idea of Rome? What is politics today? Enjoy your trip on GSI.