Vayikra: Chapter 43

"If the priest that is anointed do sin"


We are told that the anointed priest only sins because of the guiltiness of the people. Rabbi Yitzchak talks about Abraham, Isaac and Israel, saying that Israel is complete in every respect. God made the patriarchs swear by the supernal patriarchs, Chesed, Gvurah and Tiferet of Zeir Anpin. Rabbi Yosi wonders when a priest sins who will bring an offering for him and make atonement for him. Rabbi Chiya says that another priest brings his offering and then the high priest himself brings an offering; this is acceptable to the Holy King.