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Terumah: (lit. “the elevated portion”); a portion of the agricultural produce given to the priests; this portion must be guarded from ritual impurity and eaten in a state of purity
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An impure Priest is forbidden to eat "Terumah"
Leviticus 22:4 "Any man who is of the seed of Aaron...shall not eat of the holy [food]s, until he is pure" A priest who has become impure may not eat from Terumah. He must first purify himself according to the Torah's instructions and he is then allowed t...
The Priestly Portion
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Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Shabbat, Lesson 31
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Produce grown in Israel has special mitzvot attached, and thus more things of which we have to be aware
A "Chalalah" may not eat from the portion of the Priest
Leviticus 22:12 And if a priest's daughter is married to a common man, she shall not eat of that which is set apart of the holy [foods]" The Torah gives many laws specifically to the priests. These laws instruct them how to conduct themselves, whom they m...
A Priest who is not circumcised is forbidden to eat "Terumah"
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