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What was the purpose of animal sacrifice in Judaism?

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What was the purpose of animal sacrifice in Judaism? Why are animals not sacrificed in synagogues?

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Animal sacrifices had multiple purposes in Judaism, including but not limited to: fellowship and peace (shalom) with G-d and with one's brothers, forgiveness of sin, atonement of sin, and dedicating of one's life to serve G-d. Remember, not all sacrifices were sacrifices for sin. The burnt ...

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The purpose of animal sacrifice in Judaism is determined. The expert determines why animals are not sacrifices in synagogues.

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