Parsha Q&A - Parshas Vayikra - Parshas Zachor
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- How do we know that Adam never offered a stolen korban?
- What two types of sin does an olah atone for?
- What procedure of an animal-offering can be performed by a non-Kohen?
- Besides the fire brought on the mizbeach by the Kohanim, where else did the fire come from?
- What is melika?
- Why are animal innards offered on the altar, while bird innards are not?
- Do burning feathers smell good? If not, why is a bird offered with the feathers attached?
- Why does the Torah use the term 'nefesh' concerning the flour offering?
- How many different types of voluntary mincha offerings are listed in the parasha?
- Which part of the free-will minchah offering is burned on the Altar?
- Which procedure of the minchah offering requires a Kohen.
- What is a minchah al machavas?
- The Torah forbids bringing honey with the minchah. What is meant by 'honey'?
- Why is the peace offering called a shlamim?
- What is the first offering brought on the altar each day?
- Concerning shlamim, why does the Torah teach about sheep and goats separately?
- Who is obligated to bring a chatas?
- For which sins must one bring a korban oleh v'yored?
- What two things does a voluntary mincha have that a minchas chatas lacks?
- Who brings a korban asham?
Birds eat food that they scavenge. Therefore, their intestines are tainted with 'theft' and unfit to offer upon the altar. Animals, however, eat food provided by their owners. Therefore, their intestines are fit for the altar (1:16 and Rashi).
All references are to the verses and Rashi's commentary, unless otherwise stated
- 1:2 - Because he owned everything.
- 1:4 a) Neglecting a positive command & b) Violating a negative command which is rectified by a positive command.
- 1:5 Slaughtering (i.e., anything before receiving the blood).
- 1:7 It descended from heaven.
- 1:15 Slaughtering a bird offering from the back of the neck using a fingernail.
- 1:16 An animal's food is provided by its owner, so its innards are 'kosher.' Birds, however, eat food that they scavenge, so their innards are tainted with 'theft.'
- 1:17 - A person who offers a bird is probably too poor to afford an animal. Therefore, the Torah wants his offering to look nice, and it looks better with feathers.
- 2:1 Usually, it is a poor person who brings a flour offering. Therefore, Hashem regards it as if he had offered his 'nefesh' (soul).
- 2:1 - Five.
- 2:1 The kometz (fistful).
- 2:2 From the taking of the kometz and onwards.
- 2:5 - A flour offering fried in a shallow pan.
- 2:11 Any sweet fruit derivative.
- 3:1 It brings shalom to the world. Also it creates 'peace' between the altar, the Kohen, and the owner since each gets a share.
- 3:5 The olas tamid.
- 3:7 Because they differ with regard to the alya (fat tail). The lamb's alya is burned on the altar but the goat's alya is not.
- 4:2 One who accidentally transgresses a negative commandment whose willing violation carries with it the penalty of "kares"(excision).
- 5:1-4 a. One who refrains from giving evidence when adjured by oath; b. One who enters the Beis HaMikdash or eats Kodesh food after unknowingly contracting "tuma" (uncleanliness) by touching certain "tamei" (unclean) things; c. One who unknowingly violates his oath.
- 5:11 Levona and oil.
- 5:17 One who is in doubt whether he transgressed a negative commandment whose intentional violation carries the penalty of kares (excision).
|Independent sustenance is good only if it is earned honestly. (The olive leaf in the mouth of Noah's dove was from an ownerless tree, since all humanity had been destroyed and Noah had not yet claimed ownership.) Charity, however, is preferably to dishonest 'independence.'|
Written and Compiled by Rabbi Eliyahu Kane & Rabbi Reuven Subar
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