Social Justice...And Sacrifices?

What Do Sacrificial Laws Teach Us About Social Justice?

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman


This week's parsha includes social justice laws – leave some crops for the poor, etc. – right next some very detail-oriented laws relates to animal sacrifices. What's the connection between these two sets of laws in Leviticus? How does sacrificial law help us understand the Bible's lessons on social justice?

Rabbi Fohrman argues that in this section of text, the Torah is doubling down on important principles – that can be found just as clearly in the Bible's sacrifice laws as in social justice. Come and see the connection for yourself.