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בית הפרס

בית הפרס (Bet HaPrass or Beis Haprass) is a term used by the Mishna to define a field that contained human remains that has been plowed – thus creating a בית הפרס where Chazal where concerned that bone fragments where dispersed throughout a specified area thus rendering the entire area forbidden for entry to a…read more

A kohen who cannot hold up his hands

An interesting question is regarding a kohen who is able to say the brocha yet cannot hold up his hands. In this instance we relate the known story of the war against Amalek where Moshe Rabbenu was unable to hold up his hands – כאשר ירים משה את ידיו וגבר ישראל – hence Aharon stood…read more

Challal

In Halacha, challal is a term used to define a male descendant of Ahron who is permanantly disqualified from functioning as a kohen. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013All Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Summary:You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at this web address). No…read more

DNA testing

Medrash tells us how לעתיד לבא (in “the future era”) the kohanim will be authenticated to the level of “kohen meyuchas”- the Rambam says by מלך המשיח while sefer Ezra implies that the authentication process will be done by the kohen gadol and the urim and tumim. But what about DNA testing? can the test…read more

Walled cities from the era of Yehoshua ben Nun

ערים המוקפים חומה מימות יהושע בן נון לעניין טומאה וטהרה בימינו ובאופן ספציפי לקיום מצוות שילוח מצורעים מן ערים המוקפים חומה מימות יהושע בן נון.

Abomasum

Calories in Beef Abomasum 329Cal 100g Noteworthy Nutrients Vitamin B12,Vitamin K http://slism.com/calorie/111097/ Some cheese is made using vegetarian rennet such as Fermentation Produced Chymosin, microbial ‘Rhizomucor Miehei’ or thistle ‘Cynara Cardunculus’ rennet) is what causes your milk to solidify/coagulate. The abomasum is known to contain the naturally occurring ingredient called chymosin. This is an enzyme…read more

Twenty-four mishmarot

Before the inauguration of the second bet hamikdash, Dovid HaMelech and Tzadok the kohen gadol drew lots dividing the kohanim into twenty four divisions.  These divisions are known as כ”ד משמרות כהונה -the twenty-four kohanic “gaurds”. Talmud Yerushalmi mentions that this division was done with wisdom; it was carefully planned so that at the culmination of every yovel (jubilee)…read more

Shoel U’meishiv introduction

The original print of Shoel U’meishiv contains an introduction by the author where he indicates that shevet levi has a unique and extensive connection to torah instruction. Unfortunatly, this valuable intro was left out of a few print edtions, so we would like to present it here; -רוב מבארי השולחן ערוך היו הכהנים הלוים בעלי…read more

Se’eth שאת

Se’eth, the second and less intense nega than the bahereth, can be an immediate indicator of tumah. The whiteness intensity of the se’eth is a matter of tannaic dispute, Rabbi Meir says that it is the color of an egg membrane and it’s (lesser in whiteness) companion has the whiteness intensity of white wool but…read more

Does a kohen need to sanctify another kohen?

Does a kohen need to sanctify another kohen?  The חתם סופר writes that since the mitzvah of וקדשתו is מדאורייתא it is best to be scrupulous about it, this likewise applies even to sanctifying a minor kohen.

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