Leviticus 4:13 "And if the entire congregation of Israel commits an unintentional sin and the truth is hidden from the eyes of the assembly"

At camp, Ruthie's group set out on a hike. One of the counselors was the leader. She went first, leading the group through a path in the forest.

Ruthie and her friends trailed behind, relying on their counselor's sense of direction. The counselor took a wrong turn and the group ended up miles away from their destination. She was upset because the girls depended on her mistake had caused them all to get lost.

We look to our Jewish leaders for guidance and direction. If they make a mistake, causing the people who followed their instructions to transgress a commandment of the Torah - these leaders must atone.

The Torah commands them to bring this sacrifice.