Vayikra 5774-2014

“The Essence of Sacrifice”

Rabbi Ben-Zion Firer argues that the primary purpose of the rituals of animal sacrifice is to prevent future sinful actions, rather than atone for past trespasses.

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Vayikra 5771-2011

"No Leaven or Honey on the Altar"

Once the Torah prescribes the procedures for the various fine flour offerings, Scripture warns that none of the offerings may be brought on the altar together with leaven or with honey. What is the reason for this odd prohibition?

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