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The Torah addresses Aharon and his sons to teach them additional laws that relate to their service.

The ashes of the 'Korban Olah' -- the korban burnt on the Altar throughout the night -- are to be removed from the area by the Kohen after he takes off his special linen clothing. The Olah is brought by someone who forgot to perform a positive commandment of the Torah. The Kohen retains the skin. The fire on the Altar must be kept constantly blazing. The 'Korban Minchah' is a meal offering that is made from flour, oil and spices. A handful of it is burned on the Altar, and a Kohen eats the remainder before it becomes leaven. The Parashah describes the special korbanot offered by the Kohen Gadol each day, and by Aharon's sons and future descendants on the day of their inauguration.

The 'Chatat,' the korban brought after an accidental transgression, is described, as are the laws for the slaughtering and sprinkling the blood of the 'Asham,' the 'guilt-korban' for certain transgressions. The details for the 'Shlamim,' various types of peace korbanot, are described, including the prohibition against leaving the remains of the 'Todah,' the thanksgiving korban, uneaten until the morning. All sacrifices must be burned after they may no longer be eaten. No sacrifice may be eaten if it was slaughtered with the intention of eating it too late.

Once they have become tame (ritually impure) korbanot may not be eaten and they should be burned. One may not eat a korban when he is ritually impure. Blood and Chelev, forbidden fats of animals, are prohibited to eat. Aharon and his sons are granted the breast and shank of every 'Korban Shlamim'. The inauguration ceremony for Aharon, his sons, the Mishkan and all of its vessels is detailed.




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