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Kohen's Purity

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A Kohen may not come in contact with a human corpse. Find out why, how, the exceptions to this rule, and the areas a Kohen should avoid.
Moshe Question: I heard that Kohanim (priests) are not permitted to attend the internment of a loved one. Is this true and why? Answer: I hope your question is only an academic exercise. If not, please accept my condolences on your loss. May G‑d comfort y...
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 334 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
A Kohen's heightened level of holiness, as well as his leadership role, places limits on the women he may marry.
The Talmud relates the following conversation between "a heretic" and the sage Rabbi Avahu: "Your G-d is a Kohen," said the heretic. "So in what did He immerse Himself after He buried Moses?" Replied Rabbi Avahu: "He immersed in fire." An examination of t...
In Judaism, Kohanim are the priestly clan, who are honored with certain tasks, responsibilities and privileges.
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Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 335 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Throughout the centuries, Jews identified themselves as kohanim simply because their fathers were kohanim. But are these tribal affiliations just a matter of folklore and tradition? Can such claims actually be proven?
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