Parasha Shemini tells of the consecration of the Tabernacle, the deaths of Nadab and Abihu, and the dietary laws of kashrut - the clean and unclean food.
In the first reading of the parsha, covering Leviticus 9:1–16, it says that on the eighth day of the ceremony to ordain the priests and consecrate the Tabernacle, Moses commanded Aaron to assemble calf, rams, a kid of a goat, a lamb, a bull, and a meal offering as sacrifices (known in hebrew as korbanot) to the L-RD.
Is it important to have these animal sacrifices? The blood of the animals and the animal sacrifices as commanded by G-D may not be able to take away sins but rather it sanctified those who are obedient so that by His ultimate sacrifice, He can make the “sanctified” PERFECT!
It is in connection with this will that we have been separated for God and made holy, once and for all, through the offering of Yeshua the Messiah’s body. Hebrews 10:10