You Desire Not Sacrifice


Sun, August 28, 2022

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT



When the Second Temple was destroyed, animal sacrifice officially became a practice of the past. Instead, the rabbis and the Jewish people transitioned to prayer as their primary form of worship. But even in the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, there is discomfort and ambivalence around the violence of animal sacrifice. In this presentation, we will discuss how and why animal sacrifice was practiced, the decision to implement prayer services instead, and whether rabbinic literature foresees a return to it in the future. We will also hear from Dr. Richard Schwartz about his new book and his initiative to revive the ancient holiday of the New Year for the Animals. There will time for discussion, so bring your questions! Live captioning will be provided via Zoom. This event will be approximately one hour.

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