Vayikra

Imitation

“When a man among you brings an offering”
~ Leviticus 1:2

Judaism teaches that by bringing an offering, we’re not feeding God but moving closer to Him.

But why say ‘man’ – women bring offerings too?

To teach something deeper: the word for man ‘adam’  is also the name of the first man, for whom everything was created. Just as Adam never offered something stolen, so too we shouldn’t.

Therefore, when coming to get closer to God, don’t steal by using someone else’s path, prayers or process. Just come as you are.

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