Join Date: Aug 2002
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I am not Jewish but I have a good friend who is so I asked her your question. This is what she told me.
The reason is because those said sacrifices were originally mandated by God to take place only within their original temple (beginning in the book of Exodus). When that temple was desecrated by the Babylonians (in the book of Daniel) and the Jews were taken into captivity, those said sacrifices could no longer take place. So in essence, what Jews are waiting for is their messiah to come and restore peace, a real homeland, including full control of Jerusalem and finally for this messiah to rebuild a new temple on the site of the original temple with all the same specs as the original for the Jews. Then their sacrificial duties to God will continue. As for how those types of sacrifices are made up for today with no temple, prayer, living a good life and observance of the holy days are some of the ways that this is made up for.
Last edited by MarcusRock; Dec 3rd, 2002 at 06:03 PM.