Parim haNisrafim and Seirim haNisrafim [also known as "internal sin offerings" - Chataot haPnimiyot]

Please note: The parim hanisrafim are also known as the par he'elem davar shel tzibbur [brought to atone for communal error] and the par avodah zara [brought to atone for communal idolatry]. The seirim hanisrafim are also known as the seir avodah zara [brought to atone for personal idolatry]. Each has a separate file for its unique characteristics, as linked below; this file is for the items which are common to both.

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General rulesTheir shechitahThe sprinkling of their bloodThe pouring of the remainder of their blood on the external mizbeiach