Vayikra 5783: What Do We Do With a Book Full of Animal Sacrifice?

Posted by Pardes Faculty on March 16, 2023
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Vayikra, Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus)

So much of Sefer Vayikra (the Book of Leviticus) is steeped in concepts that are foreign to us today – the temple cult, the offering of sacrifices – that it’s de rigueur to assume we won’t understand or care very much about this set of Torah portions. But Elisha Ancselovits, in a havruta of guiding questions from Aviva Lauer, gives us a whole new take on why the Korban Shlamim – the peace offering – is actually a practice that we can and do still fulfill today in slightly different cultural ways.

Credits: Aviva Lauer and Rabbi Dr. Elisha Anscelovits – Pardes Faculty


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