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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora

94 - BURNING THE SACRIFICIAL PORTIONS OF A BLEMISHED BEAST UPON THE ALTAR


Leviticus 22:22-24 -- 22 “Those that are blind or broken or maimed, or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to the LORD. 23 Either a bull or a lamb that has any limb too long or too short you may offer as a freewill offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted. 24 You shall not offer to the LORD what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut; nor shall you make any offering of them in your land.”

In rebuking the indifference of his generation to sacred things, the prophet Malachi says: “And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?” (Malachi 1:8) From these words of the prophet it is obvious that the violation of Neg. Comms. 91 to 94 constitutes an act of disrespect to the Supreme Being. Cf. the words of Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai: “May it be His will that the fear of Heaven shall be upon you like the fear of flesh and blood.”*

* Ber. 28b

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