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A Cohen may divorce his wife. The Mishna and Halacha mention special rules for the divorce procedures of a Cohen, so it follows that may do so: For example, in the laws of how to write the names of the husband in a Get (a divorce document) in Shulchan Aruch, Even HaEzer 129:19 - סימן קכט - דיני שם - it says: לֹא נָהֲגוּ לִכְתֹּב בַּגֵּט לֹא כֹּהֵן ...


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The כף החיים explains this as follows: Birkat Kohanim when recited by the priests is a blessing of the priests to the the congregation; thus, the appropriate response, as it is with all blessings, is אמן. However, when recited by the chazzan, there is a difference of opinion on how the Birkat Kohanim should be viewed. Some still see it as a ברכה, and ...


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Dr Fred Rosner in this article writes that Rav Moshe Feinstein paskened, A patient with an indwelling (urinary) catheter may recite his prayers if he covers the catheter and collection bag. (Teshuvos Orach Chayim Part 1 no 27). The text of the teshuvoh does not exclude them, so I assume that not only may he pray but he may say the priestly blessing ...


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Shulchan aruch harav 340.6 below (See footnotes there for original sources). Brings that it is permitted to write in the are or on the table without ink becouse it does not leave any mark at all I guess making letters with your hands is similar and is permitted since it is not even remotely similar to writing and it was not decreed upon. I guess the ...


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Darash Av 184 - Bamidbar page 16 quotes the Medrash Raba Breishis 43:11 which says that we were rewarded Birchas Kohanim due to the Avos. He says that is why some have the Minhag to say Bzchus Avraham Bzchus Yitzchak and Bzchus Yaakov. "מהיכן זכו ישראל לברכת כהנים? ר' יהודה אומר: מאברהם, דכתיב בפרשת לך לך : כה יהיה זרעך, וכתיב כה תברכו את בני ישראל", ...


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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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Just came across Halachipedia's bit on this (which perhaps is more of an ex post facto limud zechus on an established custom rather than an a priori, l'chatchila leniency): ...parents blessing their children and Rabbis blessing their students, may put both of their hands on their heads while reciting the blessing, since the only prohibition is to make ...


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According to the Aruch Hashulchan, סימן קכח - כל דיני נשיאת כפים there is no reason for this Minhag. אמנם זה שהיה מנהג מקדם דיום טוב שחל בשבת לא היו נושאים כפיהם – כבר נתבטל בימינו, כי אין במנהג זה טעם וריח, כמו שהאריכו מפרשי השולחן ערוך בזה (ט''ז סעיף קטן ל''ח, ומגן אברהם סעיף קטן ע'). ‏ He references the ט''ז and מגן אברהם as sources. The ט''ז ...



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