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Zevachim 117-119 – Reasons for The Mikdash

The daf (Zevachim 117-119) has recently been discussing the period when sacrifices were brought on bamot, private altars, and the ways that such worship is distinct from worship in a central location (bamah gedolah) or in the Mikdash.   As an introduction to discussing these … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Sacrifices

In anticipation of the end of Zevachim and the reading of Vayikra this Shabbat, it is appropriate to reflect on the different reasons given for animal sacrifices, and their relevance today.  The following is from my source sheet, The Reason … Continue reading

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