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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.
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)...
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...
"אמר אל הכהנים בני אהרן ואמרת אלהם" “Say to the Kohanim, the sons of Aharon and tell them.” (21:1) QUESTION: The redundancy of the pasuk including both “emor” — “say” — and “ve’amarta” — “and tell” — teaches us that the elders should educate the minors to...
Question: Why do the Cohanim cover themselves and their hands when they do the priestly blessing? Why do the people cover themselves in their talitot? Answer: The Cohanim are meant to concentrate on blessing the congregation, and the congregation should c...
Nowadays, there is really no reason why a person would prevent himself from becoming ritually impure. An exception is the male kohen, descendant of Aaron, brother of Moses.
We create a direct connection between recognizing the true source of the bread and enjoying it.
If I am a fully fledged Jew like any other, why am I not good enough to marry into the priestly tribe?
Question: In this week's Torah portion, after Abraham's victorious return from battle, we read:"Melchizedek the king of Salem brought out bread and wine, and he was a priest to the Most High God. And [Melchizedek] blessed him, and he said, "Blessed be Abr...
Question: When the third Holy Temple is built—may it be soon—how, and by what criteria, will the new high priest be chosen? Answer: Before we discuss the appointment of the high priest with the coming of Moshiach, let’s first discuss the nature of this ex...
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