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In parashat Acharei Mot, there is a commandment given starting from chapter 17 verse 3, where it is forbidden to kill an ox, lamb, or goat either within or outside of the camp. It can only be done for a sacrifice at the Tabernacle. This commandment seems like it's only relevant to those Jews of that time. Is this the case?

I was told that this might be relevant to us if we receive manna in the future. The reasoning was that since Bnei Israel got everything they needed from manna, they were prohibited from slaughtering these animals. Are there any writings that support this theory? Is the miracle of manna expected to return?

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Although Rashi (Chulin 16) cites this verse as support for the view that non-sacrifical meat was prohibited to Jews at that time, that view is not accepted as halacha: in fact we hold that they could and did eat non-sacrifical meat at that time. Thus, I have no reason to think that will change if we ever have manna again.

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Some commentaries on Acharei Mos, on covering the blood of chaya veof, refer to this. Note that the slav were not allowable as a korban yet they had it. The implication seems to be that the restriction was only those animals that could be brought as korban shelamim. – sabbahillel Apr 13 '14 at 11:13

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