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1. "After the death of the two sons of Aaron"

   Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Shimon discuss the words 'spoke' and 'said' in "Hashem spoke to Moses" and "Hashem said to Moses" and we learn that they are from two levels, judgment and mercy, but nevertheless are from the same source, that is Zeir Anpin. Rabbi Yitzchak...
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2. "Jacob, who redeemed Abraham"

   We learn that Jacob redeemed Abraham just because God saw that Jacob would descend from Abraham. Rabbi Chizkiyah questions why Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (who threw themselves into a burning fire) are referred to as descendants of Jacob, when in fact they were the...
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3. Nadab and Abihu

   Rabbi Shimon says that in a way Nadab and Abihu died twice, once before God when offering the sacrifice, and once because they left no children, as someone who does not merit children is considered as though dead. We learn that Nadab and Abihu died physically but did...
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4. "All the rivers run into the sea"

   Rabbi Shimon wonders how people can ignore the wishes of God for so long, and says that no one lends his ear or wakens his heart. He says that in later generations people will have forgotten the Torah entirely; there will never be another generation like Rabbi Shimon...
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5. "That he come not at all times into the holy place"

   We learn that God told Moses that he should speak to his brother, Aaron, since Aaron was given the blessings for above and below. There are times when one may go before God and ask petitions, because it is a time of goodwill; there are other times when harsh decrees...
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6. "Therefore do the virgins love you"

   Rabbi Shimon tells how the fragrance of the incense rises and joins with the flow of the holy ointment (the Sfirah of Zeir Anpin); they waken each other and are then good for illumination. The oil is then poured down from level to level to Malchut and thence to all...
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7. "For I appear in the cloud upon the ark cover"

   Rabbi Yehuda brings up various verses where a cloud or a storm of wind are mentioned. Speaking about the cloud upon the ark cover, he says that this is the place where the cherubs, Metatron and Sandalphon, rested, and that a miracle occurred three times a day when...
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8. "And their faces shall look one to another"

   Rabbi Shimon says that when the priest heard the voices of the Cherubs he placed the incense in the right place and had the correct intent, so that the blessings should flow to all. The wings of the cherubs were moving up and down, singing and covering the ark. We...
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9. "Behold, how good and how pleasant"

   Rabbi Shimon talks about "how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity," explaining that it means male and female turned toward one another. He says that righteousness and justice go together, otherwise things are not well with the world....
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10. "After the death of the two sons of Aaron"

   We learn from Rabbi Shimon that God wished only Aaron to deal with the sweet incense, for Aaron increased peace in the world; when his sons offered the incense during their father's lifetime, they made a great mistake.  
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