Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What type of wood is suitable to place on the altar?
2. Before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E., the Jewish people living in the Land of Israel were fed in good part from grain, wine, and oil produced in Israel (canfeinesharim.org/coreteaching4). Why might Bnei Yisroel refrain from using the wood from olive trees or grapevines on the altar?
3. The world has a limited supply of forests and farmland. Based on this text, for what should we use our natural resources? For what should we not use our natural resources?