Jewish Journal

Search our Archives!

Email to a Friend

True Meaning of Sacrifice

Parashat Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1-5:26)


Now that my daughter is 11-weeks-old, I am beginning to understand the true meaning of the word "sacrifice." At seven in the evening when I have finished working a long day and I would like to sit down for a meal with my husband, instead we take turns entertaining our daughter. That is sacrifice. At two in the morning in the midst of a dream which I would love to continue, instead, I muster up my strength to feed her. That is sacrifice.

Recipient email:
Your email:
What's this word?