Orthodox Judaism/Sacrifices

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Rabbi, I have just finished reading the books of Law in the bible and God had specific sacrifices for different offerings.
, peace offerings, sin offerings, etc.

Why don't the Jews continue with sacrifices as dictated in the old Testament?

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Dear Dennis-

Good question! This is because sacrifices may only be brought when there is a functioning Temple in Jerusalem.

The Temple was destroyed 2000 years ago. According to Jewish tradition the Messiah will rebuild the Temple. Then we will offer the sacrifices once more.

Hope this helps!

Rabbi Ari Enkin  

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Rabbi Ari N. Enkin originally from Montreal fulfilled his life-long dream of making aliyah in July 2004 after serving for seven years as a congregational and community rabbi in Montreal, Edmonton, and Winnipeg. Rabbi Enkin holds both Yoreh-Yoreh and Yadin-Yadin semichas as well as a Masters Degree specializing in Informal Adult Education. He is the author of several seforim including most recently "Dalet Amot - Halachic Perspectives" which discusses over 100 contemporary halachic issues. The first printing quickly sold out and a second revised edition is underway (Gefen Publishing House), as is a second volume in this series. Rabbi Enkin is also a frequent contributor to a number of publications on mostly Halachic topics. Since making Aliyah Rabbi Enkin has taught at a number of Yeshivot and Seminaries and is currently working as the manager of Cheerfully Changed Financial Services in Modiin. He also serves as the General Editor of the highly acclaimed Hirhurim Website as well as rabbinical advisor to Judaism.about.com. His lectures are known to be fun, informal, and enlightening appropriate form both laymen and scholars alike.

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