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Levites, The: A member of the priestly tribe of Levi.
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The Levites, descendants of Jacob’s son Levi, were selected to serve G‑d in the Holy Temple.
Korach led a mutiny to usurp the position of kohen gadol (high priest) for himself. What did Korach understand—and misunderstand—about the greatness of serving G‑d as the high priest?
Question: I am in a debate regarding Kohens and Levites. My friend says that Kohens are descended from Levites. I say that the three "levels" are Kohens, Levites and Israelites. Who is correct? Answer: You are both right. Kohanim (that's plural for Kohen)...
Scripture never states explicitly that the tribe of Levi was not enslaved. In Midrash Tanchuma, Va'erah 6. however, Rabbi Joshua ben Levi makes this assertion. Rashi Exodus 5:4. sees it as implicit from the fact that Aaron was able to go and greet Moses, ...
Originally, the firstborn sons were to have been the priests of the Jewish nation, who would serve in the Tabernacle and in the Temple and be the spiritual leaders. When G‑d spared the Jewish firstborn during the Plague of the Firstborn in Egypt, He “acqu...
1312 BCE
Following the procedure G-d prescribed (Numbers 8:5-22), Moses inducted the Levites into Tabernacle service. The induction ceremony included sprinkling them with the ashes of the Red Heifer which was prepared the day beforehand. Link: The Levites
After reading the "Nasi" describing the gifts brought by the princes of the 12 Tribes of Israel for the dedication of the Tabernacle during the first 12 days of Nissan (see "Nasi of the Day" in Nissan 1), today we read the passage (the opening verses of t...
"You see all these men?" The Chief asked. "They are all lost!" Shimon's face dropped. The Chief continued: "They don't know what tribe they come from!"
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Heaven or earth? The kollel or the kibbutz? We Jews have been debating the issue for as long as we have been a people
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