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

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Was Mitzvat Korbanote handed down on Har Sinai?

I have seen a quote from Moshe Alshich that Mitzvat Korbanote were handed down after the Torah was received at Har Sinai: ‏"בהר סיני, שהוא מקום קבלת התורה מפי עליון, ואז לא ציווה על הקרבנות. אך ...
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Did Hevel slaughter his sacrifice?

Genesis 4:4 states that Hevel offered an animal sacrifice. I recall learning that Kayin attacked Hevel with several blows because he did not know where/how to kill. My question is, did Hevel slaughter ...
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Why does the Torah say כחטאת כאשם and not האשם כחטאת in Vayikro 7 (7)

Vayikro 7 (7) has the expression כַּחַטָּאת כָּאָשָׁם to mean that the אשם is like the חַטָּאת. The wording האשם כחטאת would seem to express this too and is used by Ramban on Braishis 15 (9). Is ...
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Where did the Levitical priesthood go?

Has the sacrificial system of the Torah been abandoned? Do those in the Tribe of Levi still act as priest? I have just never seen or heard of anyone making sacrifices of animals or going to a ...
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Uses of the word Etzem

In Shmot 12:41, we are told that the people left Egypt on that very day בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה with Etzem referring to the specific and exact day. Later, 12:46, in the laws of Pesach, we are ...
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Inadvertant Sin of Prohibited Food or Relations

What is the explanation of the talmudic dictum (Sanhedrin 62b, Kreisos 19b) that one who inadvertently sins in the areas of forbidden foods or sexual relations (e.g. reaches for kosher food, misses it ...
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Why did Yithro offer sacrifices?

In Parshat Yithro we read that he [Yithro] offered sacrifices "before HaShem": Sh'moth (Exodus) 18.12: "Then Moses' father in law, Jethro, sacrificed burnt offering[s] and [peace] offerings to God, ...
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Why does a זב מחוסר כפרה have a פסח brought for him?

From what I understand, a three-day zav must offer korbanos related to his ziva and cannot, until that time, eat any korbanos. A mishna in chapter 8 of P'sachim says that such a person whose ziva-‎...
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How should I understand Rabbeinu Bachya on Numbers 25:13?

ויכפר על בני ישראל, “he obtained atonement for the Children of Israel.” This verse teaches that he who spills the blood of the wicked is considered as if he had offered a sacrifice. The idea is ...
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What is “piggul”? A question on the Bartenura

The Mishna (Zevachim 2:3) clearly defines piggul (פגול) as resulting from one of the four sacrificial procedures (slaughter, collection of the blood, walking to the altar and sprinkling) being ...
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timing of the mussaf prayer and sacrifice

אַבַּיֵּי הֲוָה מְסַדֵּר סֵדֶר הַמַּעֲרָכָה מִשְּׁמָא דִגְמָרָא,... וְאֵבָרִים לְמִנְחָה, וּמִנְחָה לַחֲבִתִּין, וַחֲבִתִּין לִנְסָכִין, וּנְסָכִין לְמוּסָפִין, וּמוּסָפִין לְבָזִיכִין, . ‏ ...
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Do communal and individual prayers correspond to different sacrifices?

Prayer, in general, is compared to the sacrifices that were offered in the Temple, as alluded to in Hoshea 14:3. But, halacha distinguishes between the prayers of an individual (תפלה ביחיד) and the ...
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Bringing a korban *before* conversion

Bringing a korban these days is halachicly problematic for various reasons. (tumah, Kohen status, location, etc.). For these reasons, a convert is currently exempt from bringing a korban. However, ...
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How many people brought sacrifices to the tabernacle at the same time?

With over 600,000 male Israelites required to offer sacrifices at the Tabernacle, how many males came at one time? This seems to comprise an enormous logistical difficulty.
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Oversight in mikvah preparation; is her husband guilty?

Ordinarily, if we make an honest mistake in our efforts to do a mitzvah--or we do an inadvertent aveira--we are, at least to some extent, forgiven. In any case, our liability, and our obligation to ...
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Why is kapparos gender specific while a Korban Chattas for an individual is a female?

There is a Minhag brought in SA OC here to take a chicken on Erev Yom Kippur & perform Kapparos with it. The custom is for a man to take a male chicken while a woman chooses a female chicken to ...
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why do we skip mizmor l'toda on pesach but still bring the sacrifice with our lips in eyzeh mekoman?

I am told we don't say mizmor l'toda (psalm 100) on pesach as the loaves of the sacrifice are chametz. However I believe we still say the laws of the toda in 'eyzeh mekoman' in the section of the ...
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Why do we bring a sin offering on rosh chodesh, given the midrash about changing the size of the moon?

We bring a sin offering as a 'kapara' for hashem for decreasing the size of the moon. The story goes that the moon said we cant have two 'kings' the same size so I want to be bigger. Hashem says no ...
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Why does the atonement for impurity in the Temple take so many different forms?

Background The Torah forbids entering the mikdash or eating the meat of a korban in a state of impurity (so-called טומאת מקדש וקדשיו) . Someone who transgresses in error (beshogeg) gets forgiveness ...
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Was Baal worshiped via child sacrifice?

I heard Glenn Beck, on the radio today, saying that the "Old Testament" false god Baal was worshiped via child sacrifice (among other things). Is there any evidence of that from Tanach itself (i.e. ...
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If it has been established that sacrifices are not needed for atonement, then why do we need to reinstate the Temple?

If it has been established that sacrifices are not needed for atonement, then why do we need to reinstate the Temple? Jeremiah 7:22-23 "For neither did I speak with your forefathers nor did I command ...
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Salt on the table at Pesach seders

It seems that some don't dip the matzah into salt before eating it at the seder. Also, in my community, salt is not put on the table for the seder (except for the salt water for karpas/beitzah--which ...
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erroneous decisions by beit din for which korbanot must be brought by beit din and the people

In masechet horayot we learn that korbanot must be brought if the beit din makes an erroneous decision that is followed by the people. Do we know of such a mistake that was made by a beit din? If so, ...
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How Could Adam Harishon Have “Stolen” from Anyone?

On vayikra pasuk 1:2 rashi quotes vayikra rabba 2:7 saying that the Torah's choice of the word אדם teaches that just as Adam harishon didn't offer stolen sacrifices since everything belonged to him we ...
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How come we don't bring the Pesach offering in Israel now?

The majority of Jews live in Israel and at least the majority of Jews are tamei. The reason of being tamei and not being able to bring the karbon only applies to individuals but not when it is the ...
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Why did they not bring all the korbanot they owed in the time of Ezra?

As discussed here the gemara seems to suggest that when the temple is rebuilt we will to bring all the chatat offerings that we owe. According to those that hold that to be the case, how do they ...
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Will we be obligated to bring many chatats when the temple is rebuilt?

When the Temple is rebuilt will we each have to bring chatats ("sin" offerings) as necessary based on different sins we have done (which would likely amount to quite a lot of korbanot for a lot of ...
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Was Psalm 40:7 specific to David or is there a more general application?

Sacrifice and meal-offering Thou hast no delight in; Mine ears hast Thou opened; Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast Thou not required. (JPS) How has Psalm 40:7 been interpreted given that the ...
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List of sacrifices / korbanot?

Is there a list of the korbanot/sacrifices that were performed in the temple? A "cheat sheet" (online) would be nice, esp. listing basic intentions and by animals/foodstuffs. But any definitive list ...
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Which part of the Temple did they recite prayers?

It is forbidden to pray in the presence of excrement. (See here for one source.) Numerous animals were brought for sacrifices in the Temple (Bet Hamikdash.) Prior to slaughter, some animal probably ...
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Stairs to Ascend to Menorah but not Altar

In Shemot 20:23, Hashem commands us not to ascend to the mizbe'ach (sacrificial altar) with stairs for reasons of modesty. However, we learn in Tamid (3, 9) that the Menorah had stairs before it in ...
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Is there a bracha on burning nossar?

Nossar, the parts of a Korban that are not eaten within the allotted time, must be destroyed. Was there a bracha on burning nossar? If so, what is it? If not, why not?
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Impure Korban and ketoires that started to burn become completely pure

I was just in a shiur where they said that a korbon and kitoires which where tomai become tohor after part of them starts burning Where can I find this(in the gemoro and the rambam)? What is this ...
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Was the Paschal Offering roasted with or without the sciatic nerve and chelev?

Do the sources describe removing (nikkur/taber) the gid hanasheh (sciatic nerve) and chelev (forbidden fats) from the Pashcal Offering when it was roasted whole? If not, would cooking the sciatic ...
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Does Passover sacrifice make atonement?

Is Passover lamb (paschal or pesach feast) said to be atonement and not just commemorative of the original Passover sacrifice in Egypt?
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Did Ramban teach guilt offering is more important and serious than sin offering?

To quote from an answer: One incorrect assumption is that a guilt offering (korban asham) is less serious than a sin offering (korban chatas). The Ramban 5:15 indicates that the opposite is ...
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System for levels of sacrifices?

The Pesach offering is not kodshim, it is kalim (not the highest level of holiness but lower holiness level). What is the system underlying which kobanot (offerings) are at what level? I am seeking ...
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What Atones for Which Sins?

At some point I read a very interesting post somewhere about this, but cannot remember where it was or what sources it used (or if they were even reputable). It stated that the spilling of blood in ...
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Why do/did Jews sacrifice animals?

What's the purpose of sacrificing animals in Jewish tradition/law?
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Are we praying or vowing to bring karbanos in musaf of shabas?

In t'filas musaf of shabas are we praying for Hashem to want us to bring the karbanos, or making an offer to bring them? Two possible readings of this section are of the form "may it be your will, ...
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Sources that teach that animal sacrifices will not be required in the times of Moshiach?

I remember being told that there are opinions that in the times of Moshiach, animal sacrifices will no longer be required. Where are the sources for this opinion?
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How does one build a mizbeah?

Are there specifications to build a mizbeah? I understand that stones were used , are there other requirements? Can one build a mizbeah in our days?
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What type of korban may be brought jointly by more than one person?

The Pesach offering is brought on behalf of a group, who then eat it. What other types of sacrifices may be brought jointly, by 2 or more people?
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How can you bring a korban if it is not yours?

As soon as I am makdish (sanctify) an animal for a korban it is now owned by the beis hamikdash. To the extent that if I were to use that animal to do work for me I would be chayav for meilah (...
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Why does M'nachos 61:2 have only three of six kal vachomer arguments?

Bavli, M'nachos 61:2, quotes the tana Rabbi Shim'on (in my own loose translation): Three types [of offering] have three commands to them [all told]: each has two, but not the third. They are ...
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Why eat korbanot satiated

We (and the kohanim) are to eat the kobanot satiated (see below for sources). What is the reason behind this mitzva? It would seem that we would get more enjoyment from eating if we were hungry. Was ...
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What do we learn from Miriam's demise being juxtaposed to the Red Heifer?

What precisely does the demise of righteous people atone for, and who gets the atonement? Background: In Parshat Chukath - במדבר פרק-כ - we learn from Rashi that the demise of the prophetess Miriam ...
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Placing blood of Korban Pesach on One Doorway or All Doorways

In Egypt, prior to Yetzias Mitzrayim (the Exodus), was the mitzvah of placing the blood of the korban Pesach on the doorposts applicable to all the doorways of the house or only on one of the doorways?...
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“This meat is for Peisach” with a tzeirei

Based on this question. Many (most?) Ashkenazim in America say Pesach, with a segol, when talking about the korban pesach, but Peisach, with a tzeirei, to refer to the holiday. As far as I know, the ...
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Why can't we say “This meat is for Pesach”?

For the 30 days before Pesach, we are not supposed to say "this is for Pesach," but rather "this is for Yom Tov." The source indicates that the prohibition applies especially to utterances regarding ...