Parashat Emor (You shall tell)
This week's section starts with the following words: And the Lord said unto Moses, “Speak unto the priests sons of Aaron..."
There is another way to read this verse. (pay attention to the punctuation) And the Lord said unto Moses, “Speak unto the priests: sons of Aaron..."
Even though that is not the traditional way to read it, we can learn that the message the priests needed to hear was: you are the sons of Aaron.
Who was Aaron? He was Moses' oldest brother and even though he was the oldest, he respected, cared for, loved and esteemed his brother, the leader of the Jewish people.
We need to learn that following the leader with respect and admiration is also a great example for others.
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L