I was troubled during the Yom Kippur davening.
Toward the end of the amidah we beseech God, “May it be Your will that I don’t sin any more.”
I was thinking that I’m saying what I really mean, but I know that I will sin again.
I wanted a strategy to overcome sin.
The outline of this week’s parasha bothers me. Here’s the basic structure of the parasha following the breaks in the Torah text:
For the first time Aharon and his sons perform the priestly service.
In a burst of enthusiasm Nadav and Avihu bring “strange fire” and are killed.