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The Ra’avad at the beginning of Tamid says that for the sake of guarding the Beis Hamikdash they were allowed to sit in the Temple courtyard.
Tamid 27a states explicitly that the leviim guarded on the outside so they could sit down.
At least one of the garments required assistance in dressing/undressing - the אבנט (the belt), which was 32 amos long (more than 48 feet)! Also, the winding of the head covering would probably also require assistance. The Mishnah in Shekalim 5:2 mentions "Pinchas the Dresser", and the gemara Yerushalmi Shekalim 22b says that he dressed the Kohen Gadol.
It seems like the Tifferes Yisroel (Yochin 14) there understands this to mean that the Temple workers were there to take the clothes back from them and return them to storage - and not that they actually physically removed the clothes from their bodies.
A regular aged giyores, no. There is a possibility,however, that perhaps this is due to the talmudic assumption that all non-Jews above the age of 3 are not virgins. The halacha might change with regard to a giyores who converted as an infant. I think that possibility is raised in Yebamoth 60b but I do not know the final halacha.
No. (Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer 6:8)
A Kohein who marries a woman who is forbidden to him because he is a Kohein or a Kohein who defiles himself with corpse-related impurity does not bless the people and does not get any of the special privileges of being a Kohein (eg. called to the Torah first) until he stops doing the forbidden action and accepts to never do it again. (Shulchan Aruch OC ...
Maimonides (Hil' Klei Mikdash, Ch.9:8-13), describes there being two rings on the Shoham settings, onto which the ends of the cable would be fastened. Kesef Mishnah describes the details in law 11 of Maimonides as being 'explained in the verses'. I do not understand where he finds evidence for the upper rings of the shoulder straps. (Credit sam for source!) ...
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