Monday, May 01, 2006

- Korban Pesach * Korban Omer -

First I read this interesting article over at ArutzSheva:

Rabbi Yisrael Ariel: Paschal Sacrifice is Still Obligatory
"It's not a question of 'maybe' or 'if'," says the Temple Institute's Rabbi Yisrael Ariel. "Bringing the Paschal sacrifice is a Torah obligation incumbent upon the People of Israel these very days."
(Rest of article).

Then later on stumbled across this at JTA:

Wall Sacrifice Blocked

Israeli police prevented the attempted sacrifice of a Passover lamb at the Western Wall.
A group of religious Jews led by far-right activist Itamar Ben-Gvir, lamb in hand, was blocked from reaching Judaism’s holiest site Wednesday.They said they wanted to slaughter the lamb as part of pre-Passover rituals.
(Rest of article).

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I have heard [though I have not yet had a chance to investigate myself ] that HaRav Kook held that in the Third Beis HaMikdash only non animal sacrifices will be offered such as the Omer. Any thoughts on wether the Korban Pesach should be re-instituted sans Temple? Any thoughts on wether animal Korbanos should be offered in the future Temple?


Brooklyn Habiru said...

I love the fact that the majority of the comments on my blog are spam...

Lisa said...

You can always delete the spam. I do.

Anyway, the Torah spends a lot of time repeating the phrase "chukat olam", in various combinations and variations. R' Kook couldn't possibly have said that Torah law would be abrogated in Bayit Shlishi. If he did (and I won't believe it until someone shows the actual text), he was wrong.

It sounds like wishful thinking.