Who Is Korbanot In Harsha

Decent Essays
While reading this week's Parsha, Parshat Vayikra, I came across a passuk that confused me. When talking about korbanot in perek 5 passuk 7 it says, "וְאִם־לֹ֨א תַגִּ֣יע יָדוֹ֮ דֵּ֣י שֶׂה֒ וְהֵבִ֨יא אֶת־אֲשָׁמ֜וֹ אֲשֶׁ֣ר חָטָ֗א שְׁתֵּ֥י תֹרִ֛ים אֽוֹ־שְׁנֵ֥י בְנֵֽי־יוֹנָ֖ה לַֽיהוָ֑ה אֶחָ֥ד לְחַטָּ֖את וְאֶחָ֥ד לְעֹלָֽה׃ But if his means do not suffice for a sheep, he shall bring to the LORD, as his penalty for that of which he is guilty, two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering." When reading this passuk I wondered why a poor person, someone who can not afford the normal sacrifice, would give two sacrifices instead of one? The Ibn Ezra states that a poor person may have gotten to a point in which
Get Access