The Talmud relates a story about a Roman Caesar asking one of the Rabbis to “see your God.” He was so persistent that one summer’s day, the Rabbi advised Caesar to gaze at the blinding sun – and then Caesar got the point. To see God is impossible. This story appears at what is almost the midway point of Tractate Hullin that deals mostly with the kashrut laws. The Mei HaShiloah sees a similar juxtaposition in our parasha. When the sons of Aaron draw too close to God, the experience overwhelms them and the people. What follows is a presentation of the kashrut laws. He appears to suggest that just as some experiences – elevated as they may be – will always be beyond our reach, a parallel extends to food that can sustain us – on some spiritual level, they are beyond what we can access.