Daily Chumash Monday Vayikra: The bird Olah offering



  1. The bird Olah offering:
  • If one brings an Olah offering from birds, it is to be from the turtledoves or young doves.
  • The Kohen is to bring the bird to the altar and remove its head, and offer it to the altar, spraying its blood on the wall of the altar.
  • Its innards is to be removed and discarded to the side of the altar, to the area where the ash rests.
  • The bird is to be partially torn and then offered on the altar, on the wood that is one the fire. It is an Olah offering to Hashem.

  1. The Mincha offering:
    • When a soul brings a Mincha offering to Hashem it is to be made of Soles, fine flour. It is to contain oil and frankincense.
    • The Kohen is to take his three full fingerfuls of the flour, and oil, together with all of its frankincense, and offer it to the altar. The remainder of the Mincha is to be distributed to the Kohanim.
    • The baked Mincha: If an oven baked Mincha [i.e. Maafeh Tanur] offering is brought, it is to be baked into Matzos. If one bakes loaves, it is to be mixed with oil. If one bakes crackers, it is to be smeared with oil.
    • The fried Mincha: If a pan fried Mincha is offered, it is to contain fine flour that is mixed with oil, and is baked into Matzos. It is to be broken to small pieces, and then have oil poured over it.

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