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The Korban Todah (offering of thanksgiving) of a Nation. The special laws of the korban Pesach (offering of Passover) can be understood in a similar manner, for it too is an offering of thanksgiving – not for a personal case of redemption, but rather for our national redemption. Let’s review the special laws of the korban Pesach to show how they help to create a special environment in which we can thank the one who took us from Egypt to the promise land. a) First of all, in the time of the Bet HaMikdash (Temple), everyone was obligated to gather in Jerusalem and offer their korbanot in the Bet HaMikdash while the Leviim sang the Hallel (Psalms 113–118). [That in itself is a 'national thanksgiving.'] b) Eating the korban Pesach was by ‘invitation only.’ In other words, it was necessary to know ahead of time (before the korban [...]Read full story »
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