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ABSOLUTELY NOT. Recall that a Cohen -- even a Cohen Gadol -- is obligated to contact a dead body if that's the only way it will receive a proper burial -- this is known as meis mitzva. So in your hypothetical scenario, the Cohen is now in a position whereby he is the only one who can ensure this corpse remains intact for proper burial. Hence, halacha ...


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You asked: How is this done? Do you dig up the earth to a certain depth? Do you dig a trench? Do you dig holes at certain intervals? It's a Mishna in Ohalot 16:4 which says: הַבּוֹדֵק, בּוֹדֵק אַמָּה עַל אַמָּה וּמַנִּיחַ אַמָּה, עַד שֶׁהוּא מַגִּיעַ לְסֶלַע אוֹ לִבְתוּלָה.‏ You check by drilling 1-Amah holes at 1-Amah intervals. They are reach ...


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Rabbi Moshe Shemuel Glasner (1856-1924) writes in the introduction of his Dor HaRevi'i to Chullin that if one has the option to consume human flesh or non-kosher meat, even though the former is at most prohibited by a positive commandment, while the latter is prohibited by a more stringent negative commandment, it is preferable to consume the animal flesh. ...


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Rav Danny Wolf of Yeshiva Har Etzion has a shiur on whether Kohanim can take an aeroplane that flies above cemeteries. Integral to this question is whether aluminium can be mekabel tumah. The Torah (במדבר ל"א, כב) lists only six metals. So the question is whether the Torah's list is exclusive or just gives examples of metals. The Mishnah and Gemoro give ...


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Rambam Metammei Mishkav uMoshav 2:6 says that if a Zav's saliva fell into water and it dissolved into the water then everything is Tahor assuming the water hasn't changed color. Looking at further cases there (eg. urine of a Zav mixed with urine of a Tahor person) it seems that in general we go by majority assuming the item in question isn't still detectable ...


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Rav Moshe Feinstein, z"l, rules (Igroth Moshe YD 3:52) that a pregnancy test ("בדיקות הידועות לרופאים") can be relied upon to assume halachically that a woman is pregnant (with regard to whether she would need to continue to keep w'sathoth). It would seem to logically follow that, provided the results of the ultrasound were as reliable as such a pregnancy ...


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I have no time to read the article - and therefore do not endorse anything they write. The Rabbis instituted that Holy Books like a Sefer Torah would defile the hands. Why? Because people would keep their Teruma (tithes to be given to the Cohen) with their Holy Books. This was to prevent their Teruma from becoming Tameh (impure). The rationale was the ...


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See Mishne Torah Hilchot Terumah chapter 14 יב] סאה תרומה טהורה, שנפלה לפחות ממאה חולין טמאין--יימכר הכול לכוהנים, חוץ מדמי תרומה. והכוהן אוכל מדומע זה קליות, או ילוש אותו במי פירות שאינן מכשירין--כדי שלא תיטמא התרומה מן החולין הטמאין |1| או ילוש מדומע זה פחות פחות מכביצה--שאין אוכל טמא מטמא אוכל אחר, עד שיהיה כביצה; |2| או יתחלק מדומע זה פחות מכביצה ...


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When the third Bet Hamikdash (Temple) is rebuilt, Kohanim will need to undergo purification from tumat met (impurity that comes from being in contact or in proximity with a corpse or human remains). prove their lineage as Kohanim Meyuchasim wear the priestly garments incl. tchelet The process to purify from tumat met is described in Parshat Hukat ...


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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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There is a Tannaic dispute whether or not going to mikveh at the earliest time possible is an independent mitzvah (טבילה בזמנה מצוה או לאו מצוה) (see e.g. Yoma 8a). According to this opinion, a woman would go to the mikveh irrespective of becoming permitted to her husband (as in Niddah 29b where a woman was sent to mikveh many times to account for many ...



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