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Parsha Mitzvot: Tzav: Mitzvah 144 – Concept 394 Imrei Emet

“And the flesh of his feast thanksgiving peace-offering must be eaten on the day of its offering; he shall not leave any of it until morning (Vayikra 7:15) We may not leave over any of the flesh of the Korban Todah (Chinuch 144).


If the Todah is but a variety of a peace-offering, why should it not be eaten for a day and a half, like all other peace-offerings? A Todah comes to thank God for a miracle, but we are surrounded by miracles all day long! As we say in our prayers, “We thank God for Your miracles that are with us every day (Modim); thus, when we bring an offering, it is only because we happened to be aware of one miracle, while we remain oblivious to so many others. Therefore, a Todah may be eaten for only one day; tomorrow there will be other miracles for which to be grateful. (Imrei Emet)

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