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

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Relating to the Mishkan and Kodshim

Despite being the topic of almost 40 percent of the written Torah, roughly 30 percent of Mishnah, and a major theme in daily liturgy, the Mishkan/Mikdash, and related laws of Kodshim and Taharos are ...
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What’s the punishment for offering a korban wrongly?

What's the punishment for offering a korban in an incorrect way? For example as per Masechet Kinnim 1:1, you may not offer a bird olah below the hut ha-siqra (the red line that horizontally separates ...
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Source for Korbanos Tzibbur being made by ישראלים

The כלי חמדה in his first piece on Parshas Bamidbar mentioned a concept of כל היכא דאפשר לאהדורי אטהרה מהדרין.loosely translated, whenever possible we try to find (use) the most Tahor. In the context ...
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Why is the Transgression of Temurah mentioned twice?

We find the transgression of Temura - תמורה mentioned twice in פרשת בחוקותי In פרק כ”ז פסוק י לֹ֣א יַחֲלִיפֶ֗נּוּ וְלֹֽא־יָמִ֥יר אֹת֛וֹ ט֥וֹב בְּרָ֖ע אוֹ־רַ֣ע בְּט֑וֹב וְאִם־הָמֵ֨ר יָמִ֤יר בְּהֵמָה֙ ...
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Illustration of the Korbanos

Is there a resource that provides visual illustration of what the korbanos looked like. Perhaps a visual companion to sefer vayikra?
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Korban for Purim

Being that the second Beis Hamikdash was built after (and possibly as a result of) the story of Purim, why was there not a specific (or general) korban that was brought in remembrance, or in thanks ...
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Golden Altar Name

Seemingly, the root (שרש) of מזבח is "זבח". The word זבח means sacrifices composed of animals. Therefore, how some the מזבח הזהב was called מזבח if there were no animal sacrifices offered ...
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How much did Korbanos cost to bring?

In the first Perek of Chagiga Beis Hillel says that the minimum for a Shlomim is 2 Mayiah and for an Olah 1 Mayiah. A Mayiah is roughly 0.8 gram of silver which is under a dollar in today's value. I ...
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Miluim- Blood from the mizbeach

The miluim sacrifices (Parshas Tetzaveh, Parshas Tzav) have a number of features that are unique. One of the most remarkable to me is Exodus 19:21 וְלָקַחְתָּ֞ מִן־הַדָּ֨ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר עַֽל־הַמִּזְבֵּ֘חַ֮ ...
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Are minors allowed to offer korbanot or meal offerings

According to Halacha, when the temple in Jerusalem is standing, can minor Jews (under bar mitzvah age) offer meal offerings or korbanot? Or can they only come from Jews over bar mitzvah age?
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Smoke or incense

Genesis 19:28 "and he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the surrounding area; and behold, he saw the smoke (קִיטֹ֣ר) of the land ascended like the smoke (...
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Akeidas Yitzchok: why did Avrohom not prepare to throw Yitzchak's blood on the altar?

Beraishis 22 (9). They arrived at the place of which God had told him. Abraham built an altar there; he laid out the wood; he bound his son Isaac; he laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. ...
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Source for a Chatat offering on behalf of deceased father and alive son

I think this is a gemara, but I'm not sure where. I heard that you can still bring a chatat that had been separated already on behalf of a father and son who both did the same sin, but then the father ...
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Can one benefit from the Sechach through Hataras Nedarim

The Gemara (Sukkah 9a) learns out from the verse, that just like it is forbidden to benefit from a sacrifice, so too is it forbidden to benefit from the sukkah The question is: is it possible to ...
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Aaron's sons and intoxication

One interpretation of the death of Aaron's sons is they were intoxicated while bringing alien incense offerings. The prohibition of a Kohen being intoxicated is given after this tragic event. My ...
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Moshe taught Aharon the services of the Mishkan

I heard that Moshe Rabeinu taught Aharon Hacohen and his sons how to perform the services of the Mishkan during the first seven days after it's inauguration. Is this correct? If so, where is it ...
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What checks were done on Korbanos for internal disqualifications?

An animal that is schechted has to be checked for certain potential internal damages which would render it unfit for eating. I have been told that an animal which is "treif" for the sake of ...
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"The north side of the altar" - why the north side?

The Torah in Vayikra 1:11 teaches us that, for example the sheep that was being used as an korban, needed to be slaughtered on the north side (צָפֹ֖נָה) of the altar: It shall be slaughtered before ...
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What are "tzon" in the parsha of korbanos?

Korbanos of the "tzon" variety may be brought from the "kevasim" and "izim" type. I'm wondering if there are any essays out there that identify what a "keves" ...
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Animal offerings as philanthropic gifts when the Holy Temple (Beit HaMikdash) returns?

When the Beit HaMikdash returns, and animal offerings are reinstituted, will one be able to, in accordance w/ halakha, brand his sacrifice with his (or his family's) name on it, similar to the way ...
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Permanent fire on the external altar - provisions for rain

The Torah says (Vayikra 6:6): אֵ֗שׁ תָּמִ֛יד תּוּקַ֥ד עַל־הַמִּזְבֵּ֖חַ לֹ֥א תִכְבֶּֽה׃ A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar, not to go out. Rashi brings the Gemara in Yoma 45a which ...
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Human sacrifice / collective penalty / penalty on somebody else's behalf [closed]

I came onto this question on Islam.SE, citing a variety of situations where humans were sacrificed, not for a personal guilt on which death penalty has been decreed. Numbers 31:7: Ritual slaughter of ...
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Why Abel and not Cain?

God accepted Abel’s offering but not Cain’s. Some Christians say it was because Cain offered plants instead of (an) animal(s).  Others say it’s because he didn’t offer the "first fruits." Do ...
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Korbonos of Bnei Noach

The gemara in Zevachim 116b says that non-Jews may offer sacrifices even in our days, anywhere. Jews may not assist them but may advise them: לפיכך כל אחד ואחד בונה לו במה לעצמו ומקריב עליה כל מה ...
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What Brachot were made over the temple services?

I am currently working on a project devising a list of all Brachot ever made in the history of yiddishkeit. So far I have 198, based on prevalent practice today as well as various poskim and, gemara, ...
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Brachos on mitzvos no longer practiced [closed]

I am currently working on a project devising a list of all Brachot ever made in the history of yiddishkeit. So far I have 198, based on prevalent practice today as well as various poskim and, gemara, ...
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Is a reason given for why the sacrifice of the Red Heifer was made at the Mt. of Olives rather than at the Beit Hamikdash?

As stated, the Red Heifer sacrificial process involved taking the animal to the Mt. of Olives opposite the temple. Was a reason for this ever given? Is it purely to emphasize the separation of this ...
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Can a eunuch bring a burnt offering?

I'm looking at Yeshayahu 56:4,7 For so says the Lord to the eunuchs who will keep My Sabbaths and will choose what I desire and hold fast to My covenant,...I will bring them to My holy mount, and I ...
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In Meseches Tamid 31b why are the karbonos interupted for shema?

https://www.sefaria.org/Tamid.31b.1?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en There is a very detailed description of how the animal is cut up, exactly how the kohanim are to hold it, and then all of the ...
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Becoming a nazir nowadays

I heard that if someone becomes a Nazir nowadays he can not get out of that state, since he has to bring a Korban to end his Nezirut and that is no longer possible due to the Churban. Is this written ...
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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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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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