Two Rabbis (named Moshe) and Two Opinions
Korbonas… Sacrifices… Why? Two great Rabbis, both by the name Moshe explained..
The names of these Rabbis are Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (a.k.a. Rambam or Maimonides), and Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (a.k.a. Ramban). Both of them lived over 800 years ago and both were born in Spain.
Rambam’s opinion is mentioned in his book Moreh Nevuchim, “Guide of the Perplexed.” Ramban in his commentary to the Chumash explains why he disagrees with the Rambam, and offers his own opinion.
Of course, like so many subjects in Torah, throughout the ages, Rabbis “commented” on this subject – some supported the Rambam, others vehemently opposed him and agreed with the Ramban. Still, there are other Rabbis who offered their own opinion. So, although we don’t have Korbanos nowadays, it remains a never-ending topic!
(BTW: The first words of Sefer VaYikra is “VaYikra el Moshe” – “And He called to Moshe”. Perhaps this is a hint to the two above Rabbis… both by the name Moshe.)