About the Book
The ninth book of the Mishne Torah is for those who want to know all the details of personal sacrifices written by the greatest arbiter of Jewish law, The Great Eagle.
The book deals with personal sacrifices and is the continuation of the Book of Service which dealt with sacrifices in general and communal sacrifices in particular.
The order of the laws is, at the beginning necessary sacrifices, required according to time, and after that sacrifices that are not necessary.
Structure of the Book:
The Laws Pertaining to Korban Pesach:
Its rank is very high because it marks the great memory, personal and public, of God watching over us when we were taking out of Egypt.
The Laws Pertaining to Chagigah:
The special sacrifices for the Shalosh Regalim, pilgrimage-offering and the festal-offering and the rejoicing. On these days many jews come to the Temple to be seen before God. Once every seven years an event is held at the end of sukkot.
The Laws Pertaining to Bechorot:
Common sacrifices for joyful occasions, the birth a first son from a kosher animals, which is holy at birth, and the birth of new animals on years that tithes need to be taken from them.
The Laws Pertaining to Shegagot:
The fate of a man who accidently violated a commandment and is obligated to bring an offering, whether personal or communal done by the orders of the beit din.
The Laws Pertaining to Mechussarey Kapparah:
The laws of the sacrifice which completes the long processes of becoming pure.
The Laws Pertaining to Temurah:
It is forbidden to switch an animal that was endowed for sacrifice with another.
Example Pages From the Book
Books From This Category:
The Book of Service
The book describes the process of worship at the Temple, and communal sacrifices, in oreder to create yearning for the Temple.
The Book of Purity
The book deals with all the rules of purity and impurity, and instructs how to live with a pure mind and body.