The animal used for the Karban Pesach

The animal:[1]

Only a sheep or goat is valid for the Karban Pesach. [Majority of people brought a sheep, while a minority brought a goat.]

The gender: The gender of the animal is to be a male. If a female animal was separated, it is invalid.[2]

The age: The animal must be older than one year of age. It must be younger than two years of age.[3]

Appointing a group of people to eat the Karban:[4] Each Karban had to have a certain amount of people appointed to it, to be able to eat it on the night of the 15th. Those who were not appointed could not eat from it.


[1] Admur in Seder Karban Pesach; Rambam 1:1; Regarding buying the animal and its maintenance-See Karban Pesach Kehilchaso 1; 14-17

[2] Rambam 4:4

[3] Rambam 4:4

[4] See Karban Pesach Kehilchaso 18-27

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