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Sacrifice in the Third Temple

Given the efficacy of prayer and the contemporary aversion to animal sacrifices, much thought has been given to whether animal sacrifice will be reinstated in the Third Temple. Although there are many differing opinions regarding what form the service will take, let there be no doubt that the Temple as a central unifying force and […]

The Bush that Burns Yet is Not Consumed

In Tzav’s six opening verses, the Torah sets down the laws about the elevation offering brought by the cohanim each morning on the Tabernacle and Temple altars. Over a span of only six verses, the word fire occurs four times and the admonition not to let the fire on the altar be extinguished is repeated […]