“Adam – a man, who wants to bring an offering to draw closer to God,” Rashi wonders about the choice of the word, Adam rather than Ish. He explains that God is teaching us that “Just as Adam, the primal human being, did not bring an offering from something that was stolen, as everything was his, so too, you should never bring an offering from something stolen.” All the way back to Adam. How interesting! The Altar was called Mizbach Adamah – An Altar of Earth – because the center was hollow and was filled with earth from the same spot from which God took the earth to form Adam. The Altar is where we go all the way back to the beginning, when all was right, when all was perfect, when all was pure. We go back to Adam. That is the Korban – the Drawing Close. There is Adam in each of us. We can capture moments when we can reach out to God with the innocence and perfection of Adam before any mistakes. That is the opportunity we have each time we pray. And there’s more. Author Info: Learn & discover the Divine prophecies with Rabbi Simcha Weinberg from the holy Torah, Jewish Law, Mysticism, Kabbalah and Jewish Prophecies. The Foundation Stone™ is the ultimate resource for Jews, Judaism, Jewish Education, Jewish Spirituality & the holy Torah.