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There is only one method of offering each category of animal and bird sacrifices. Similarly, incense can be offered in only one way. But one can choose to offer a voluntary mincha in 4 ways (flour, griddle, deep pan, or baked). Why is there so much flexibility in the mincha offering?

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  • I don't get it. A goat could be an olah or a chatat or an asham or a shlamim. Why so many kinds?
    – Double AA
    Mar 24, 2021 at 0:10
  • An Olah and a chatat and an asham are completely different sacrifices with different purposes (forgiveness, celebration, etc). I'm asking about the voluntary mincha, which has 4 different recipes for the same sacrifice. Mar 24, 2021 at 5:18
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    – Dr. Shmuel
    Mar 24, 2021 at 9:47
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    – Dr. Shmuel
    Mar 24, 2021 at 9:48
  • One could choose to offer a voluntary olah of: bull, calf, ram, lamb, goat, kid, turtledove, pigeon
    – Joel K
    Mar 24, 2021 at 10:49

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