Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Small Sacrifices: Understanding Parashas Korbanos

Korban Tamid

By reciting the Torah's description of the sacrifices, it is considered as if we actually offered them (Taanis 27b). Our Sages arranged our recitation of these verses as if we were actually bringing an animal as a sacrifice on the altar. For this reason familiarity with the halachos of these sacrifices is important, for they can help us feel as if we were actually involved in making the offerings in the Temple.

Every morning and afternoon in the Beis Hamikdash, the Korban Tamid (the daily offering) was brought. Today the Temple is no longer standing, but we can still recreate this service by reciting the eight verses which describe it (Bamidbar 28: 1-8). Although most women do not recite korbanos nowadays, it should be noted that some authorities obligate them to recite the verses describing the Korban Tamid (Graz 47,10), as well as the other korbanos (Biur Halacha 47 [end]).

Korbanos were only offered in the Temple by day. Based on this halacha, one should try to recite the korbanos during daylight hours. If a person has to pray early and will not have sufficient time to say korbanos after it gets light, he may recite them before dawn (Mishna Berura 1,17). However, special effort should be made to say the Korban Tamid by day since the Torah explicitly states that this is the time for this sacrifice (Makor Chaim 1,6).

The Korban Tamid was a mandatory sacrifice. Therefore, many halachic authorities consider the recitation of Tamid verses an obligation. They rule that if a person did not recite it at the beginning of his prayers, he should say it afterwards (Graz 48,1; Orchos Yosher p. 95(.


Text Copyright 2008 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

A Second Chance
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5759

Love versus Fear
Shlomo Katz - 5763

Wine and Window Washers
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

> Lesson of the Ravens
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5763

Missed Opportunities
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Worlds Apart
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5764

ArtScroll

Not Better or Worse, Just Different
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5756

The Best Policy
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5765

Leave They Must
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Looking for a Chavrusah?

'Moment'ary Blunders
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763

Meaningful Speech
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

People In Stone Houses Shouldn
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Procreation: Creating Worlds
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5766

Noach's Lessons for Our Day
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Ark D'triumph
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

Priorities Define A Person
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information