|The Hasida and the Hasid kind to one's own kind,|
ignore the the outsider
UnKosher but kind Stork/Hasida and the Hasidim
|Description of the Stork in |
morality tale from 1831
In striving to go higher, some idealists neglect more mundane worldly obligations to family or others. Nadav and Avihu the two sons of Aaron (the brother of Moses) passionately wanted to add “love to love” and spontaneously brought an authorized offering to the temple with great joy. These two men were said to be closer to God than Moses and in such spiritual ecstasy that their souls left their bodies out of intense longing for God. Yet, in their enthusiasm, they disregarded the authority of Moses, might have been drunk, neglected the ritual washing (unlike the stork), and are even said to show impatience to replace their father and Moses. “A bit more, and these oldies will die and we will lead the congregation”.
Nadav and Avihu neglected one critical bit of the letter Chet. It is linked strongly to the word for life, Chai, or Chayim as it represents the pulse of life, which includes both running to God but then returning to the world to carry out our obligations here.
May the memory of all who perished be for a blessing.