Author: Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, DHL, LCSW-R
May 30th, 2021
Tosafos (50a, “Par He’elam) raises an interesting linguistic question.
Why is a sin offering for the regular transgression committed by the congregation referred to as singular, ”Par” “bullock“, but throughout rabbinic literature, the sacrifice for inadvertent idolatry is referred to in the plural as, “Seiri” “ The goats of idolatry”.
Tosafos attempts to answer but rais …