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Kohanim becoming Tamei Nowadays – What’s the Story?

Chag Samayach to all on Israel’s 63rd Birthday! In Sunday’s post, we looked at the topic of מחמיץ אחר מחמיץ, and the general question of when the Torah is prohibiting certain actions regardless of their outcome, and when, in contrast, … Continue reading

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Menachot 43 – Tzitzit and Priestly Garments

In yesterday’s daf (Menachot 43), the Gemara made a passing reference to the bigdei kehunah, the priestly garments.  The Gemara was troubled by the opening statement of a braitta which declared that “all are obligated in the mitzvah of tzitzit: Kohanim, Levites, … Continue reading

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Menachot 18b – A Kohen Who Does Not Accept All the Rites of Priesthood

Today’s daf yomi, on Menachot 18b, quotes the statement of Rebbe Shimon that “Any Kohen who does not accept all the rites that were given to the children of Aharon has no portion in the kehuna, the priesthood.”   That is, … Continue reading

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