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A sacrifice. Refers to the animal and food sacrifices brought in the Temple.

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How to tell when a קרבן is a שעיר (older goat) versus שעיר עזים (kid / younger goat)

The רמבם in מעשה הקרבנות א יד writes: כָּל מָקוֹם שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בַּתּוֹרָה כֶּבֶשׂ אוֹ כַּבְשָׂה אוֹ כְּבָשִׂים הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ בְּנֵי שָׁנָה. וְכָל מָקוֹם שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר אַיִל אוֹ אֵילִים הֵם הַזְּכָרִים ...
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Why did rebbi Yishmael Ben Elisha as a Kohen Gadol want to bring a "Chatos Shmeina"

The Gemara in Shabbas 12b writes as follows אָמַר רַבִּי יִשְׁמָעֵאל בֶּן אֱלִישָׁע: אֲנִי אֶקְרָא וְלֹא אַטֶּה. פַּעַם אַחַת קָרָא וּבִקֵּשׁ לְהַטּוֹת. אָמַר: כַּמָּה גְּדוֹלִים דִּבְרֵי חֲכָמִים ...
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Why is Pesach Sheni the only "second chance"? [duplicate]

In Parashat Behaalotcha we read of a group of individuals who were unable for Halachic reasons to celebrate Pesach. On the fourteenth day of Nisan, when they had been mandated to bring the Pesach ...
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How did they sacrifice fresh grain for Sukkos, during sabattical and Yoval years? [duplicate]

I seem to remember a commandment, specific to Succos, of a sacrifice of fresh grain. While reading this week (Behar) about the sabbatical (shmita) years, a congregant posed the question of what they ...
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Parashat Emor - Connection Between Kohen and Sacrifice

Shalom! In parashat Emor, both the Kohen and the sacrifice are disqualified based on physical deformities. What is the connection between the two? (Answers on different levels Pshat, Drash, Sod would ...
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Does God forgive freely?

This question is based on a Christian notion I used to always hear, that every sin needs to be "paid off". They claimed you can pray for forgiveness for doing sin X and God will forgive of ...
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And he shall rend it by its wings - questions on the burnt offering

Today, my Chavrusa and I were learning Parashas (Vayikra 1:17): And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the Lord be of birds, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young ...
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Some questions on the Mizbeach(s) [closed]

In this week's Parsha, Pikudei, we read about the Mizbeach ha'Olah and Mizbeach for the Ketores. I have some thoughts and questions... Were there only ever two? Why is the Mizbeach ha'Olah called that ...
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Women and childbirth: Where are the sources related to the sacrifices brought related to childbirth?

Specifically all sacrifices brought by a woman before, during, and in the year after childbirth. I seem to recall that there is something a week or few after childbirth, but would like to be reminded ...
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How did Aharon and his sons manage to handle the Mishkan service by themselves?

In later generations, there were hundreds and thousands of kohanim that could potentially assist with the very full schedule of managing the Mishkan/Mikdash on a day-to-day basis. However, in the ...
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What are the income levels for korbanot? [duplicate]

At what level of income/wealth would someone bringing an Olah be expected to bring A bull? A sheep or goat? A pair of birds? A mincha offering? Similarly for a rising and falling sin offering, at ...
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Why would Abraham establish the morning prayer?

The Talmud proposes that the morning prayer was established by Abraham (Berakhot.26b): "תַּנְיָא כְּווֹתֵיהּ דְּרַבִּי יוֹסֵי בְּרַבִּי חֲנִינָא: אַבְרָהָם תִּקֵּן תְּפִלַּת שַׁחֲרִית, ...
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Why would the Temple turn to a House of Prayer?

"וַהֲבִיאוֹתִים אֶל־הַר קָדְשִׁי וְשִׂמַּחְתִּים בְּבֵית תְּפִלָּתִי עוֹלֹתֵיהֶם וְזִבְחֵיהֶם לְרָצוֹן עַל־מִזְבְּחִי, כִּי בֵיתִי בֵּית־תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל־הָעַמִּים׃" "I will ...
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How Did We Afford All The Sacrificial Cattle In the Temple Era

How did the average Jews during the temple era afford all these sacrifices? Reading the Talmud it seems like with all the possible ways to mess up we would be buying up premium(unblemished) cattle and ...
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Can only animal sacrifices forgive sins?

Can only animal sacrifices forgive sins? In Exodus 12:27 it is written you shall say, ‘It is the passover sacrifice to the LORD, because He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He ...
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Why don't we read about the korban tamid during the amidah? [duplicate]

For the Mussaf amidah, some read the actual relevant corresponding korban text (shabbat, chag etc) during the amidah itself, while for shacharit (and mincha) we dont read/mention the korban tamid at ...
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Posthumous sacrifices in Maccabees II

In Maccabees 2:12:39-45 (Sefaria Hebrew source. NRSV - if anyone is aware of a better, more Jewishy English translation, please edit it in) it says: "On the next day, as had now become necessary,...
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Why is הַמִּנְחָ֗ה in 1kings 18:36 translated as "Evening" sacrifice?

Is this just an assumption or does it have to do with the prefix? interlinear: https://biblehub.com/interlinear/1_kings/18-36.htm parallel: https://biblehub.com/1_kings/18-36.htm
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What is the mizraq (basin/bowl) used for in regards to the altar?

I understand every tool used in 'Exodus 27:3 and 38:3' except for the 'basin'. Was the basin used for burning grain offerings? Was the meat placed in the 'basin' or directly on the 'grille'? Was it ...
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Is the Altar of Burnt Offering for cooking or for consuming by fire?

Were cuts of meat cooked, was the whole animal roasted, or was meat put in the fire as a pleasing aroma?
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In the yearly cycle, how many offerings, tithes, and sacrifices would an Israelite household provide?

The purpose of this question is to understand the amount that a household would give to the tabernacle following the law found in the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. One example of this ...
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Was the drink offering poured into fire?

What is the possibility that the drink offering was poured into the altar of sacrifice?
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Why did God instituted the Sacrificial system if prayers can atone for sins?

I have often seen Jews saying that prayers and repentance are sufficient for atonement, then why was the animal sacrificial system was started to begin with, and who are the Rabbis responsible for the ...
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What was God's involvement in the matter of Jephthah's daughter?

The book of Judges tells us the sad story of Jephthah (Yiftach), who vowed he would sacrifice anything coming out of his house, and it turned out to be his daughter. [Judges 11] Not only does God not ...
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Irregularities in korban specifications

When listing korbanot, Torah specifies "unblemished" immediately for all days except for Shavuot, where this requirement seems to be added later as an afterthought: Bamidbar 28:3, tamid: ...
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When did korbanot become a Jewish thing?

Cain and Abel and Noah did traditional offerings. Abraham did some odd ritual involving cutting animals in half and walking through them, Yaakov poured some oil on a rock. But does do a real sacrifice ...
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Why is the flour option available in only one case?

Vayikra 5 describes the offering required as a Chatat. This subcategory allows offerings of varying value, depending on what the guilty person can afford. Vayikra 5:11 reads וְאִם־לֹא֩ תַשִּׂ֨יג ...
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Why are we allowed to eat flour?

The Torah explicitly says that we may not eat blood because the blood is an essential element in effecting Kaparah (as explained in Vayikra 17:11 among other places): כִּי נֶפֶשׁ הַבָּשָׂר בַּדָּם ...
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Why are there so many types of mincha offering?

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, ...
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Can a Kohen be a vegetarian or vegan?

It's my understanding that eating meat for a Jew is optional. We are not commanded to eat meat but if we have the desire we may do so as long as it follows kashrut restrictions. On the other hand, are ...
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Is there a connection between Smicha for korbanot and Smicha for rabbis?

Is there any connection with the semichah when a person is about to offer a korban to the semicha of becoming a rabbi?
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Pesachim 97a cruel death by starvation for rejected chatas animals

Pesachim 97a calls for a very cruel death by starvation in a cage of certain chatas animals who don't qualify for sacrifice. Other unsuitable animals are left to graze and be sold. Is there any ...
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Do נסכים need to be brought לשם בעלים?

Does the Kohein need to pour the nesachim l'shem the baalim of the korban?
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Were women present in the Temple when offering the Korban Pesach?

Women are obligated to bring a korban Pesach. The mishna even talks about a group of women doing their own. So does that mean in the afternoon of the 14th of Nissan, you'd find both men and women in ...
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How can there be a custom which creates Nosar?

The Torah says not to leave over the meat of the Pesach offering (Exodus 12:10), known as the prohibition of Nosar. Even though this prohibition doesn't get lashes, either because it doesn't have an ...
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Does it matter where the flames came from in the Beit ha Mikdash?

In the Greek book commonly known as Second Maccabees (not generally recognized among Jews as being authoritative), there is a detail given about the rededication of the Second Temple where the relit ...
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Are there any examples of "par ha'elem davar" in Tanakh or Talmud?

In Lev. 4:13-15, we learn If it is the whole community of Israel that has erred and the matter escapes the notice of the congregation, so that they do any of the things which by the LORD’s ...
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Does every korban nedava need nesachim?

My understanding is that there are 3 kinds of nedavos-Olah, Mincha, and shelamim. Do olos and shelamim need nesachim?
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Can one bring a Korban Todah as a nedava if he is not from the 4 who must give thanks?

As the title says, must one be from the four who need to give thanks (edit—Brachos 54b) to bring a todah and the associated 40 chalos or can you bring it as a nedava without being from the four?
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Why are oil to flour ratios different for different animals?

Bamidbar 15:4-10 relates the menachot and nesachim for each animal: Sheep: 1 issaron of flour, 1/4 hin of oil (and 1/4 hin of wine) Ram: 2 issarons of flour, 1/3 hin of oil (and 1/3 hin of wine) Bull:...
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Why don't we say Korban HaTamid twice a day?

In Shacharit, we say Korban HaTamid in the Korbanot section, as a way for us to "bring" the Tamid offering which we no longer can bring without the Beit HaMikdash. However, the Tamid was ...
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What does sacrificing a soul mean?

The Talmud Bavli in Chagiga 12b mentions that there is a place where the angel Michael offers korbanos to Hashem. The Chiddushei Aggados commentary (can be seen on the above link on Sefaria) states a ...
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Any good sefarim to learn basics of Kodshim?

does anyone know of any Seforim that are good introductions/ basics of Kodshim? (They can be in Hebrew/ English) Thank you so much in advance!
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No leaning for communal offerings? But there is!

M'nachos 9:9: חֹמֶר בַּסְּמִיכָה מִבַּתְּנוּפָה וּבַתְּנוּפָה מִבַּסְּמִיכָה, שֶׁאֶחָד מֵנִיף לְכָל הַחֲבֵרִים וְאֵין אֶחָד סוֹמֵךְ לְכָל הַחֲבֵרִים. וְחֹמֶר בַּתְּנוּפָה, שֶׁהַתְּנוּפָה נוֹהֶגֶת ...
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The focus of the Akeida

Why is the binding of Yitzhak the focus of the narrative more so than the attempted offering itself by Avraham?
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Chatat or Asham for Non-Jews?

Related to this and this. Non-Jews can make sacrifices anywhere in the world, regardless if there's a Mikdash standing or not. Technically, Jews need to bring a Korban Chatat or an Asham as part of ...
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Where did the sages get the idea of tying a crimson cord to the goat sent to Azazel?

Where did the sages of blessed memory get this idea recorded in the Babylonian Talmud Rosh Hashana 31b of tying a red or crimson cord to the goat sent to azazel (last week's Torah reading), in order ...
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North and South - which is it?

1) The Torah says that North, צפון, is the place for bringing kodshei kodoshim, especially-holy korbonos - like olos. For a list, see perek Eizehu Mekoman in Zevachim. 2) Chazal also say (Bava Basra ...
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Significance of mussaf korbanos

Is there a general overview and explanation available anywhere (Chazal, rishonim, achronim, contemporary) about how the system of mussaf korbanos are built? I mean, the significance and meaning ...
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Any book or website that explains the laws of korbanos?

Does anyone know a good sefer or website that explains the laws of korbanot in a clear manner, with possibly pictures included? It is very difficult to follow through the parashios, especially when it ...
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