Parashat Vayikra - On the Essence of Sacrifices
הרב שבתי סבתו
כט אדר התשעח16.03.2018
The vital importance of sacrifices as an integral part of the spiritual existence of the Nation of Israel is well known. The abundant Torah chapters that discuss the various aspects of sacrifices are adequate evidence of their great significance. How do we explain the large gap between the Torah's reverent approach to sacrifices, and the critical attitude of the Prophets? Why did the sacrifices drop from its exalted position of holiness and importance, to such a low during the period of the Prophets?