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HOW does the biblical account of Nadav and Abihu, the ill-fated sons of Aaron the High Priest, relate to Nate and Avi, fictional Jewish brothers scrambling to survive in Holocaust-era Yugoslavia?
Jump into Ray Zwerin’s novel Holy Fire — a fascinating juxtaposition of time and circumstance — to discover the answer.
Zwerin, Temple Sinai’s rabbi emeritus, is the co-leader of the synagogue’s long running Torah study group, where nothing escapes examination, speculation or a direct challenge.
This applies to Leviticus 10, in which Nadav and Abihu anger G-d for offering a “strange fire . . . which G-d had not commanded of them.