• July 12, 2020
  • 20 5780, Tamuz
  • פרשת מטות־מסעי

Korbanot: An Introduction

Korbanot: An Introduction

Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he learns about Israel’s relationship to Korbanot, sacrifices. In this course we will set out on a journey to define what ‘Korban’ means and cover the various types of sacrifices understanding the significance of each. 

May 5, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Korbanot: An Introduction: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

My name is Stuart Fischman and I am writing to welcome you to the series of shiurim on the Korbanot- the sacrifices brought in the Beit haMikdash.

It has been about two thousand years since we have brought sacrifices in the Beit haMikdash. Indeed it would be fair to say that Judaism as we know it is practiced very differently from the way it was so long ago.

It seems to me  that it would be appropriate to ask, to take one example, how many women would find meaning in going to the Temple after having a child to sacrifice a sheep and a pigeon?

But this is precisely the point that I hope we will clarify in this series of classes. What are we saying to Hashem  at the conclusion of the Shmoneh Esrei prayer   “. ושם נעבדך ביראה כשנים קדמוניו”  We are promising that we will engage in the Temple service.

So in these shiurim I hope that together we will find meaning in this essential aspect of our religion that we have lost and pray to retrieve.

Thank you

Stuart Fischman

May 12, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Korbanot: An Introduction: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

After last week’s discussion about the role of Korbanot in Judaism tomorrow we will begin the study of the Korbanot themselves. We will start with the Korban Olah, the “Burnt Offering” which is the first sacrifice mentioned in Parshat Vayikra.

I look forward to meeting with you.

May 19, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Korbanot: An Introduction: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

In tomorrow’s class we will discuss the קרבן שלמים. This particular class of sacrifices is often translated as “peace offerings” which is not horribly inaccurate.

There are two types of “peace offering.” One is entirely voluntary and the other is brought as thanks to Hashem. This latter type is a קרבן תודה. We will discuss both types tomorrow.

May 26, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Korbanot: An Introduction: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

Today we will discuss the grain sacrifices- the Menachot. I think that this week it is  particularly appropriate to study the subject of the Menachot. My reason is that this week we complete the counting of the Omer which was a Mincha and we will be celebrating the holiday of Shavuot and on Shavuot in the Beit haMikdash we offered the שתי הלחם- a Minchah which was unique in that it was baked as chametz.

I look forward to exploring this subject with you.

June 2, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Korbanot: An Introduction: Lesson

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.