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Does the Beta Israel community have Kohens? Are Kahens equivalent? If so, are they descended from Aaron?

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It seems the Kahen is an appointed position, whereas proper Kehunah is genealogical (by birth). – Double AA Dec 25 '12 at 22:33

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