Proverbs 7:14
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14  “I had to make a sacrifice of well-being; Today I fulfilled my vows.

ziv-KHAY sh’-la-MEEM a-LAI ha-YOM shi-LAM-tee n’-da-RAI

יד  זִבְחֵי שְׁלָמִים עָלָי הַיּוֹם שִׁלַּמְתִּי נְדָרָי׃

 7:14   Sacrifice of well-being


The sacrifice of well-being is often called the ‘peace-offering’ based on its Hebrew name, korban sh’lamim (קרבן שלמים), which is related to the Hebrew word shalom (שלום), ‘peace.’ According to Jewish tradition, it is called this because the korban sh’lamim symbolizes peace and unity, as it is the only offering that is shared by all relevant parties: Hashem, via the portions burned on the altar, and the priest and the owner of the sacrifice who each consume part of the meat. It is not a coincidence that this is also the only offering that is not restricted to the Beit Hamikdash, but may be eaten anywhere in the city of Jerusalem. The Hebrew name for Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, also has the word shalom at its root, and indeed, Jerusalem is known as ir shel shalom, the city of peace. Yerushalayim is meant to be the source for all peace on earth, and is therefore closely connected with the well-being offering.

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  • Blessings, Rabbi!!
    I really enjoyed this commentary about the meaning of “Shalom” and the peace of Israel!!
    I live in the U.S.A, but my heart is with Israel. I am hoping to visit there for the first time in November of this year. My Father is deceased, but was 100% Jewish. My mother is also deceased, but was 100% Christian. I was brought to the Synagogue near where I live until age 11 or 12, but mostly just for Passover, Yum Kipp-or, and Hanukkah. My father re-married when I was 12 and we no longer attended. We did, however, celebrate Passover and Hanukkah up until I was about 16.
    I now attend a Messianic Synagogue, as I be came a follower of Yeshua Hamashiach. I know that the Law of Moses preceded Yeshua (Jesus), but believe that Jesus, while BY NO MEANS abolished the law, actually fulfilled it. As one could compare a glass of southerned sweetened tea to UN-sweetened tea, one could compare my belief in Jesus to my Jewish roots. I have come to know the true meaning of “Shalom” in my heart!
    I hope this doesn’t bring offense to you as a Rabbi, and if it does, would respectfully ask you to consider my parent’s beliefs and my in-congruent religious upbringing. Basically, I was, if I may use a southern expression, “Ripe for the pick’n”!!!! In any case, I appreciate and enjoy your daily readings and hope to learn the Hebrew language sooner than later.
    Shalom Aleichem!!!!!


Proverbs 7:14

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