Do You Believe in Sacrifice and What Do You Expect in Return?

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This week’s Torah portion, Vayikra, marks the start of the book of Leviticus. Leviticus is a hard book to read. Much of it covers the details about sacrificial offerings and it annoys us with rules which seemingly constrict us like a snake wrapped around us.

I find Leviticus interesting because all those rules and details in the biblical world can translate into questions for us in the modern world.

Do we believe in sacrifice and what do we expect in return? Do we desire humility in ourselves and in our leaders?

I’ve attempted to point out the biblical-modern connection for these two questions in this week’s Visual Torah sketchnote.

My thanks to Howard Weisband for helping me to make the connection.