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Not performing the Pesach offering brings the punishment of Karet, the harshest punishment in the Torah. We are still required to do so since the Torah does not evolve or change. I would rather not bring sacrifices but I have no choice.
This is especially true of Jews who do not live in Israel but the Jews who live in Israel should read the Bible. Is it a time for you to dwell in your paneled houses, while this House is lying in ruins? Haggai We are precisely guilty of this. Moshiach ben Yosef is in the advanced stages and we are content well, not me with reaping the material benefits of Moshiach while not recognizing our obligation to move forward. The person who performed the sacrifice was a last-minute-unexpected replacement who was wracked with awe.
I prefer not to name him at this point because I have known him for one day and he is already one of my dearest friends and one of the sweetest men I have ever met. When Abraham set out to perform a sacrifice on Mount Moriah 5, years ago, things did not go as planned and that was also the case yesterday when we stood ready to perform a sacrifice on the mountain overlooking that site.
As we drove from the Temple Mount to the Mount of Olives, we were informed that the man who flew in specifically to perform this sacrifice as the representative of the 70 nations descended from Noah canceled. How could we find a non-Jew who had sworn to uphold the Noahide laws AND had experience in sacrificing lambs?
But just as God sent the lamb, such a man was found. He was reluctant and visibly traumatized by the request but he had come to Israel specifically because God had told him that he would perform this sacrifice even though someone else was supposed to do so.
As a Jew, I did not believe that God spoke to him. As a part of the event, I could not deny what I had just witnessed. I must admit that I was disappointed in some of the Jews that were there. My understanding was that this was necessarily not Jewish.
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Many Jews spoke, instructing in the proper intentions. One rabbi nervously tried to help light the fire and he had to be admonished. I understood them. As a Jew, I was scared for my life. Even more than that. The man doing the deed was admittedly not a mainstream character. But that was clearly what brought him there. I even approached the man and timidly asked him to be sure not to do so. Before the sacrifice, he spoke.
His speech danced through a theological minefield containing explosives hidden by both sides. He hugged and kissed the small goat for half an hour, speaking to it gently. Until the entire human race eats solely vegetarian, I do not want to hear any criticism of the act. Every person there was transformed in the very core of their being, turned into a gentler, more intentional version of who they used to be. This act was the antithesis of bloodthirstiness or lust for meat. I will never eat meat again without thinking of the God who gave the animal life.
There is an ongoing debate among the rabbis as to whether there will be animal sacrifices in the Third Temple and I sincerely hope that there will not be. It is not due to being revolted by the sight. I can bear it. What I cannot bear is the intensity of the experience. Witnessing an animal being sacrificed to God is so all-encompassing that I am afraid of losing myself, losing any vestige of free will I currently have in my relationship with God. I am shaking as I write this, feeling quite lost, knowing I must go through the same experience, albeit on a slightly lesser level, next week during Rosh Hashanna.
I can argue Jewish law with my fellow Jews regarding this issue but I prefer to leave it on this emotional level.
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This phrase united us all, Jew and non-Jew, each person understanding it in his own way. I have an evil inclination that leads me to be harsh with my fellow Jews who do not come to Israel or who turn their backs on Israel in its times of need.
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When the man yelled this, I realized that really I loved my fellow Jews so much, missed them so much, that it led me to be angry at them. What father could keep the doors of heaven locked when his children lay outside, weeping to be allowed to come home?
After the sacrifice, it became intensely important for me to hug the man. I was wearing my best white Shabbat shirt and he was covered in blood. Perversely, I want to hug him tight until I was also covered in blood. I can explain this but I would prefer to keep this private. Suffice it to say, it was one of the purest desires I have ever felt.
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I fear that many will twist this into something ugly but this will happen even with the aspects I describe explicitly and in full detail. So I do not care to explain. I hope the vegetarians will understand that I am now considering becoming a vegetarian and would appreciate any advice in that matter. I hope the Christians understand that my strengthened desire to become a better Torah Jew is in order for me to serve my role in helping them to serve God in their manner.
Because this is how we will come closer and that is the essence of the Temple and sacrifices Yes, Korban.
go to link I am still reeling because I am thoroughly convinced that this unprecedented act has changed the world. I already feel it shifting beneath my feet. I know that most people will hate it viciously. I have already witnessed some of this. I do not believe that God wins when he has the most people on his team.
Each man is necessary and must find his unique pathway to God. Goats were offered as sacrifices to the gods. Definition and synonyms of sacrifice from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education. This is the British English definition of sacrifice. View American English definition of sacrifice. Change your default dictionary to American English. View the pronunciation for sacrifice. Show more. Show less.
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