The Temple offering of the Mincha, a simple offering of flour, oil, and spice, is the only offering when the Torah calls the donor who brings it a “Soul.” The classic commentary of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, Rashi, explains that since this inexpensive offering is typically brought by the poor, G-d recognizes the self-sacrifice involved in even such a simple gift. He says that such an offering is so dear to Him that it is as if the person is bringing the ultimate offering — his or her own soul.
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Rabbi Mordechai Dixler
Program Director, Project Genesis – Torah.org