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 VAESCHANAN AND TU BEAV:

View Complete List

Judaism 101
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757

Beyond the Letter of the Law
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758

Perscription for Happiness
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5762

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Reducing The Distance From Head To Heart
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

You Can't Plead Everyone
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

Pleading In Comfort
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760

ArtScroll

They Go Together
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

Command of Love
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

YomTov, vol. XIII # 4
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5767

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Appreciating Our Blessings
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5761

Do Not Enter
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761

Twice the Responsibility
Shlomo Katz - 5768

> Consolation? Where?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5765

Closure and Consolation
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761

Rejoicing in a Month of Misfortune: Part 1
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Even Closer to HASHEM
Rabbi Label Lam - 5775



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