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How can I, a modern day reader of the Torah, understand and relate to the concept of animal sacrifices, Korbanot? The ritual seems completely antiquated and barbaric to us today. And yet, Korbanot were a staple of Israel’s service to God. Can it be possible that something in the Torah is rendered meaningless to me? Or is there perhaps a deep, everlasting meaning in the concept of Korbanot that can help bring me closer to God?


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Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: alephbeta.org.

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