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It is logical to think that the priests were careful, so that the blood only landed on the floor, and not on the actual curtains. Regarding Beit HaMikdash, the whole place was covered with aqueducts and water channels from the surrounding rivers/lakes. These would lead the blood (and other remains) outside. For example, the Mishna in Yoma 5, 6 talks about ...


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To supplement, not supplant, Cauthon's good answer, I'll note that the mishna (Midos chapter 3) says that the altar and its ramp would be cleaned every Friday with a cloth, because of the blood. (This is Rabi's statement, but the commentaries note that he's explaining and not arguing on the other rabbi in the mishna.) (It's not completely clear to me ...


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In addition to the other answers, we have some evidence that blood did land on the veil in the Holy of Holies when the Kohein Gadol (High Priest) sprinkled it there on Yom Kippur, and that they weren't too good about cleaning it. The gemara in Meilah 17b quotes the sage R' Elazar Bar R' Yose as having seen the curtain in the treasury in Rome, and it had ...


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As we learned in the Bartenura of the first Mishna of Bava Basra - גָּזִית. אֲבָנִים מְשֻׁפּוֹת וּמְגֹרָרוֹת בִּמְגֵרָה A Gazis it a type of hewn stone. In the last Mishna of Midos the Ikar Tosfos Yom Tov teaches us that the Lishkas HaGazis is so named הַגָּזִית. וְהָיְתָה עֲשׂוּיָה גָּזִית לִכְבוֹדָן שֶׁל הַסַּנְהֶדְרִין The Lishkas HaGazis was named ...


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Lishkas Hagazis - Chamber of Hewed Stone This chamber built with hewed stone served as the Supreme Court. Since it was forbidden to sit in the Azarah, the room was built half in the Azarah and half in the Cheil, and had entrances from both sides. This meant that the judges were allowed to sit in the section that was outside the Azarah. The Lishkas Hagazis ...


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The Raavad to Hilchos Nezirus 5(15) states that הכהנים בזמן הזה טמאי מת הן  Kohanim in our time are impure with טומאת מת. So, no there would not be Kohanim pure enough (physically, etc.) to ideally perform the worship and all the sacrifices. But when all or most of the community are impure from contact with the dead, sacrifices with a fixed ...



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