Continued from previous DZ
“וְשׁוֹר וָאַיִל לִשְׁלָמִים, לִזְבֹּחַ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה, וּמִנְחָה, בְּלוּלָה בַשָּׁמֶן: כִּי הַיּוֹם, יְהוָה נִרְאָה אֲלֵיכֶם”
“and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before YHVH, and a grain offering mixed with oil; for today YHVH will appear to you.’”
The Ox and the Ram are the aspects of the Left and when they are offered on the Altar they support the unification of the Shechinah and the Light. It creates peace through the work of the Priest.
The name of the portion is ‘Shemini’, which means “the eighth”. It was the eighth day after Moses initiated the Holy Tabernacle and served in it as the first High Priest. Now on the eighth day it was rosh Chodesh Nisan, the head of all heads of the months. It was the most proper day to start the services and serve the people.
Unfortunately Nadav and Avihu desired to make their own offering and corrupted the unification and peace that was achieved with the offering of Aaron. Because of that they had to die to stop the corrupted channel.
Daily Zohar # 2409 – Shemini – The offering of peace can not be disrupted