Chapter: 13 – Korbanot – The Passages of the Sacrificial Offerings

01 – Is It an Obligation to Recite the Korbanot Passages?

Every morning before prayer, we have the custom to recite the passage of the Tamid offering. However, Chazal did not officially institute this practice, and therefore, its recital is not considered to be an absolute obligation. Still, the recital of … Continue reading

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02 – The Reason for the Recital of the Korbanot and the Different Stages of Prayer

The korbanot express the absolute connection between the Jewish people and our Father in Heaven. This is a connection of such strong yearning for the Source of Life, for absolute perfection, that one is willing to surrender everything to Hashem, … Continue reading

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03 – The Source for the Recital of the Korbanot

The Chachamim teach (Ta’anit 27b and Megillah 31b) that when Hashem entered a covenant with Avraham Avinu and promised him that he and his children would inherit the Land of Israel, Avraham asked HaKadosh Baruch Hu, “Master of the Universe, … Continue reading

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04 – The Korbanot Passages

We open the section of the Korbanot with the passage of the Akeidah, describing the sacrifice of Yitzchak. The readiness of Avraham Avinu to bring his only son as an offering is the ultimate sacrifice, and this is the foundation … Continue reading

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05 – The Reason for the Tamid Offering

As we learned (in halachah 1), one should be meticulous in saying the verses of the Tamid offering and the Ketoret daily; therefore, we will somewhat clarify their subject matter. The Tamid offering is the most important of the korbanot … Continue reading

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06 – The Reason for the Ketoret

Just as the Tamid offering was brought daily, the Ketoret (incense) was also brought every day, half in the morning and half in the afternoon. The Korban Tamid expresses Israel’s connection to Hashem, and the bond that all worldly creations … Continue reading

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