Section: Parshas HaShavua   Category: Quick Vort
Parshas Metzora: Bring Your Birds and Hurry Home

After the Zav counts 7 clean days and immerses himself in spring water, he brings 2 birds for a Korban - 1 for a Chatos and 1 for an Olah. Why does the Zav only bring birds while most other Makrivay Korban bring animals?

The Meshech Chochmah answers, this is in order not to embarrass the Zav. If he would have brought animals, many Kohanim would need to be involved in sacrificing these large animals.. This would publicize to all that this person became a Zav. However, since Korbonos consisting of birds can be done with 1 Kohen, it will lessen the embarrassment of the Zav.