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Silence and Rage

Parshat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/silence_and_rage_20020405

In a parsha that features spectacular displays of sound and light, the most dramatic moment is actually the quietest one. In fact, it sometimes feels like the opening chapter's tumult and noise only serves to draw us even deeper into the second chapter's thunderclap of silence.

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