Unintentional Soul-Fail: Pursuing Connections

Leviticus/Vayikra chapter 4 opens with a "soul" involved in an "unintentional" "failure." Vayikra: Language and Translation offers five translations, with their associated notes and commentaries. For anyone seeking a drash [investigation] point, this could be a good spot to begin: What might it mean for a soul to fail unintentionally? And what, if anything, can … Continue reading Unintentional Soul-Fail: Pursuing Connections

Vayikra: Language and Translation

What does it mean that "a soul unintentionally fails [Nefesh ki-techeta bi-sh'gagah]..."? -- Leviticus/Vayikra 4:1-2 Is this an ethical or ritual error? Was the "soul," in contemporary understanding, alone involved? Here are five translations with associated notes, suggesting (no surprise) no agreement: YHWH spoke to Moshe, saying: Speak to the Children of Israel, saying: (Any) … Continue reading Vayikra: Language and Translation