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DAF DISCUSSIONS - SOTAH 32

Ari asked:

Just a basic procedue question.

the gemara mentions that the fact that the way the blood is sprinkled differently for a chatas than an olah will not cause the person bringing the korban embarassment because only the kohen will know about it.

How is that? Is it that people bring korbanos one at a time and if you are not actually standing at the mizbeach you won't know how the blood is sprinkled?

Please explain.

Thanks.

Ari, USA

The Kollel replies:

The Chatas and Olah were Shechted on the north side of the Azarah (Courtyard). Anybody was eligible to Shecht it after the owner had leaned his hand on his Korban. A Kohen would then receive the blood in a holy vessel and walk with it round the Mizbe'ach to the south-western corner where he would sprinkle it, according to its particular specifications. No Yisrael was allowed to enter the area of the actual Mizbe'ach, in which case nobody other than the Kohen who actually received the blood and sprinkled it would know whose Korban it was.

Be'Virchas Kol Tuv,

Eliezer Chrysler