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

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What size was the Mizrak to catch blood in the Beis Ha'Mikdash?

The Gemorah .זבחים כה says that the Cohen receiving the blood of a korbon must catch all the blood. That is the Dam HaNefesh - the blood flowing out of the neck. Assuming the average cow has around ...
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How did the Cohanim walk around the Mizbeach?

I'm finding it very difficult indeed to understand how the Cohanim walked around the Mizbeach on a ledge which was only one Amoh wide but was also six Amos above the floor... Seems to me that they'd ...
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How did Hevel acquire his flock?

In Bereishit 4:2-4 we read that Hevel was a keeper of sheep and that he offered from the firstlings of his flock. How did he come to acquire the flock? Did he have to trap them and domesticate them or ...
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In Leviticus 1:2, the Torah specifies beheimah, shor, tzon for korbonos. What is beheimah?

The passuk in Leviticus 1:2 says: דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, אָדָם כִּי-יַקְרִיב מִכֶּם קָרְבָּן, לַיהוָה--מִן-הַבְּהֵמָה, מִן-הַבָּקָר וּמִן-הַצֹּאן, תַּקְרִיבוּ, אֶת-...
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Looking for source for history of Temple sacrifices?

Not sure the title has a clear meaning to the good people here -- if it can be edited to read better with respect to this site, please do so! I am reading the Christian Bible and seeing many ...
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How could Samuel sacrifice not in the central place with the Levites?

In Leviticus 17, we find: 17 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them, This is the thing that the Lord has commanded. 3 If ...
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Who pays for replacement korban?

When the kohen does an avodah shelo l'shma and the baal must bring another, who pays for the second animal?
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Why is it forbidden to eat after the Qorban Pesah?

The Mishnah (Pesahim 10:8) states (Hebrew, English): אין מפטירין אחר הפסח אפיקומן They may not add an afikoman after the Pesach offering. The commentators (e.g. Bartenura) explain that this ...
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Can you say the Birkas Hagomel on Shabbos or Pesach?

We do not say “Mizmor LeSodoh” on those days when a Korban Todah could not be brought. So we do not say it on Shabbos or Yom Tov because you could not bring individual offerings on those days and we ...
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Why is the skin burned in chatas but not olah?

I read in the artscroll Chumash that the skin of the korban was given to the Kohen in an olah after everything else had gone on the mizbeach, but that for a chatat the skin was burnt outside of the ...
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How does Unkulus translate ריח ניחוח לה ?

I have been trying to understand the various commentaries on ריח ניחוח. I was curious of the Unkulus translation, which I see to be: "לְאִתְקַבָּלָא בְּרַעֲוָא קֳדָם יְיָ" I am curious if anyone has ...
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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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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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Practicing melikah on a bird

Is there any prohibition to perform the method of melikah on a bird to practice or to learn how it was done in the mikdash? Is it bal tashchis, or is it considered doing something productive such as ...
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Why some Korbanot male while others are female?

Why do some korbanot need to be brought as male animals, and some as female animals?
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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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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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Reciting the 'Yehi Ratzons' in Eizehu Mekoman on Erev Yom Kippur

As part of the recitation of the mishnayot of eizehu mekoman during shacharit, some siddurim print a yehi razton prayer after each of mishnayot 3 - 7, asking that G-d consider our recitation of these ...
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Why were the ox and the goat intertwined before taking them out to be burnt?

Why did the Kohen Godol intertwine the ox and the goat before taking them out to be burnt as it says in the Mishnah Yoma 6 (7) בָּא לוֹ אֵצֶל פָּר וְשָׂעִיר הַנִּשְׂרָפִין. קְרָעָן וְהוֹצִיא אֶת ...
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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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Questioner's liability for receiving a wrong psak

If someone asked a competent Rav a shaila, and the Rav was wrong, is the "questioner" liable? For example, if someone asked a Rav if one is permitted to water his plants on Shabbat and the Rav ...
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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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Discrepancy between Sefer HaMitzvos and Sefer Hachinuch

The Rambam in Sefer HaMitzvos, Lo Saaseh 148 writes that a non Kohen who eats kodshim breaks a negative mitzvah: שהזהירנו שלא לאכול זר מבשר קדשי הקדשים. והוא אמרו יתעלה וזר לא יאכל כי קדש הם. ואינו ...
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Why is it our responsibility to bring a Chatas for the Moon's sin?

In Parshas Pinchos (Bamidbor 28:15), in the obligation to bring a Korban Chatas (sin offering) on Rosh Chodesh, Rashi brings two explanations: 1) It is to atone for "טומאת מקדש וקדשיו" (defiling ...
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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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Difference of term to mean “remembrance”

In Vayikra (Lev. 24:7) , the term אזכרה is used. It seems to mean "remembrance" (gleaning that from Rash"i's translation.) However, another word used to mean remembrance is זכרון . I ran a word ...
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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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what is the significance of a ram in the unknown trespass offering sacrifice? Why not a lamb?

Leviticus 5 gives instructions for offering a lamb for a known sin of trespass, but a ram for unknowingly trespassing against the Lord. What is the difference in the types of sacrifice?
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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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Why is melika - not shechita - done on the bird korban?

The gemara Chullin (42a) lists a severed spine as one of the conditions rendering the animal a treifa. Therefore, what is special about the dove/turtle-dove korban (Vayikra 1:15) which features the ...
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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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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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Where were sacrifices offered if not in the Temple?

When a woman has to offer sacrifices after being impure (due, for example, to childbirth), where does she bring that offering? In Masechet K'ritut, the discussion on 8a centers on a woman who has to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...