And if his offering is a peace sacrifice…A peace offering is called a shlamim and is related to the word shalem, whole. A person who feels whole and happy brings this sacrifice. Based on this verse, the Rabbis prohibited a mourner from bringing or sending any sacrifice. Judaism’s purpose is not to “fix” the broken, explains R. Hirsch, but teaches us to serve God in joy. A mourner is in a state of irredeemable brokenness. They do not draw near to the Temple but first deals with their sadness. And when they’re ready to experience joy once more, the Temple teaches them how to do so.