Tiferes Tzvi - A Student Publication of Yeshiva Samson Raphael Hirsch
This is what you shall offer upon the מזבח ; sheep within their first year, two each day, continuously. (29, 38)
The previous פסוקים speak of the איל המילואים and the dedication and consecration of the משכן
and כהנים . Now, suddenly, the תורה speaks of the daily bringing of the קרבן תמיד . What is the reason for this juxtaposition?
Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch זצ"ל explains that the lofty goal of having ה' ’s presence in our own midst through the existence of the משכן is only to be achieved by an ever renewed daily devotion
to ה' . This devotion is expressed through the bringing of the daily קרבן תמיד . One might have thought that the sole consecration and establishment of the משכן with its כהנים would suffice to fulfill ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי בתוכם . The תורה therefore tells us וזה אשר תעשה על המזבח תמיד .
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