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Korbanot (Sacrifices and Offerings)

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A definitive guide to the animal sacrifices, meal and oil offerings, and wine libations
Sacrifices of animals, grain, oil, wine and other substances offered on the altar were an integral part of the service in the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and then in the Holy Temple.
There is more than one way to minimize the spiritual distance between oneself and G-d. Some of these ways will become obsolete in the Messianic era. But the way of gratitude has no expiry date.
For an informed reading of I Kings 8:54–66
Overview It was one of the greatest moments in Jewish history. Almost five centuries had passed since the birth of the Jewish people with the exodus from Egypt. Since their arrival in the Land of Israel, the Jews had lived in their respective tribal terri...
For an informed reading of Jeremiah 7:21–28, 9:22–23
The prophet admonishes the people who, while possibly observing the command itself, were taking it totally out of its desired context.
"ויקרא אל משה" “And He called to Moshe.” (1:1) QUESTION: Why is it customary for children to begin learning Chumash with Vayikra rather than Bereishit? ANSWER: Little children are innocent and pure (tahor) and Chumash Vayikra discusses karbanot — sacrific...
Just as Adam, the first man, never offered from stolen property...so too you must not offer from stolen property.
Just as Adam, the first man, never offered from stolen property...so too you must not offer from stolen property.
Whenever one studies these laws, it is as if he has actually offered the sacrifice.
Whenever one studies these laws, it is as if he has actually offered the sacrifice.
Question: I'm a vegetarian. I'm having trouble reading about sacrifices in the Temple and harmonizing that with my worldview. Can you give me a hand here? Response: I can see your quandary, but then, as a vegetarian and a lover of animals, you should appr...
Introduction to the Book of Leviticus
A short introduction to Vayikra, the third book of the Torah, which details the various offerings brought in the Holy Temple.
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