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The Peace Offering in the City of Peace

The Peace Offering in the City of Peace

People who are unfamiliar with the Bible think that a sacrifice is an unspecified animal that is slaughtered haphazardly and thrown into a blazing fire to be burnt entirely. But the book of Vayikra (Leviticus) is incredibly specific,...

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Atoning For Unintentional Sins

Atoning For Unintentional Sins

The book of Leviticus begins with a discussion of the korbanot, or sacrifices, that were brought in the Tabernacle and Temple. One of these sacrifices was called the korban chatat, or sin offering. The word chatat (sin) is derived from...

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Can we Bring the Passover Sacrifice Today?

Can we Bring the Passover Sacrifice Today?

While still in Egypt, the Children of Israel were commanded to perform the ritual sacrifice of a lamb on the eve of the Exodus from Egypt. Unlike later Passover sacrifices that were slaughtered in one central location, the first Korban...

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