First Reading First Reading God spoke to Moses right after the death of Aaron's two sons, who brought an [unauthorized] offering before God and died. Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe acharey mot shney beney Aharon bekorvatam lifney-Adonay vayamutu.
death of Aaron's two sons Leviticus 10:2. The narrative is interrupted with the other laws of defilement, since it is important that the death of Aaron's sons serve as an object lesson for all Israel. After warning the other Israelites not to enter the sanctuary improperly, Aaron is also warned (cf. Ibn Ezra).
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