Monthly Archives: ‍‍יג מרחשון ה תשעג

Nega’im in all era’s and places

Nega’im in all era’s and places implies that the mitzvah of the kohen viewing nega’im applys to בני ישראל independent of where they are geo-located, this is in line with the generality that a mitzvah that is a חובת הגוף applies both in the land of Israel and outside of it.  But, with the exception…read more

Nega’im detail

The Sifra1)1 gives a general rule in skin nega’im is that the nega does not produce an actual raised or lowering of the skin, it merely ‘appears’ that way to the view of the kohen; לכל מראה עיני הכהן. Names are given by the torah for specific shades of נגעי עור and those names are…read more

Tzoraath, why does it happen?

Tzoraath is explained by chazal to indicate a very detailed message from on high.  A knowledgeable kohen is able to -based on rabbinic literary sources- accurately inform the affected person why this message is being sent to him.  This is done based on the type and extent of  the tzoraath that the kohen sees on the property, clothing, or…read more

Glatt-kosher cheek meat; the kohen’s recipe

What is the proper way for a kohen to eat the cheek meat the shochet gives him? Based on the word למשחה, which the torah uses when speaking about matanot kehuna, it is a general rule that all matnos kehuna are supposed to be consumer with a tinge of “royalty”. How is this done with…read more

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