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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky Ok so we're all clear now? Can I clean up these comments? I don't see how they add anything to the post now. Seems they were based on a mistaken assumption about the nature of the prohibition for Kohanim.
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comment Why only beautify two peyoth?
Citing sources for this explanation that you've "always heard" would improve this post dramatically. It's hard for anyone to figure out why a certain practice applies in specific circumstances without details of it, let alone if it even exists or you are reporting it correctly.
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revised Why only beautify two peyoth?
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comment Why only beautify two peyoth?
I don't really follow why the two different Mitzvot should be the same. Do you also want to beautify Peot of the field? Why should the fact that both relate to corners be relevant?
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revised Does marbeh b'simcha apply during Adar I?
soon now will be then
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky I already did. It's already in the question. You are unfortunately not the first user to yell at the OP about this point without basis.
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky I'm not avoiding anything. The obligation on the Kohein to separate himself from the Tumah is clearly what the OP is referring to. It obviously doesn't matter that he's already Tamei and I don't know why you keep mentioning that.
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky I have an idea. You seem to think somehow this is a Meit Mitzva and that is relevant. So let's assume the Kohein is stuck with another non-Kohein and the corpse. Now it's not even possibly a Meit Mitzva. Can we move on now to the question at hand? Trying to poke holes in hypotheticals is only fun as a side point, not as a reason to scream and yell at the OP.
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky What obligation is there to take care of a body until burial? I've never heard of such a thing. Seemingly the question makes sense only under normal logic.
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky I have no idea anymore what you are trying to get at. The question is very clear: Construct a case where the Kohein shouldn't be there and has no other ways of separating himself and the Tumah, so what should he do?
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky That is definitely not the definition of a Meit Mitzva. And ADLT doesn't apply to a Meit Mitzva AFAIK anyway. I don't need to explain to you about why a Kohein would need to leave as it's already cited in the question. You realize that the Kohein was probably Tamei before he even got in this situation right?
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@IsaacKotlicky Ah. Are you assuming this is a Meit Mitzva? Are you sure Aseh Doche Lo Taaseh applies here? I don't see why you think the Kohein has an obligation to bury this body and why you think the Issur Tumah is Dechuya. I've never heard of ADLT being applied to Tumat Kohanim.
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comment What is the firmament?
@IsaacKotlicky While evident to you, it's clearly not evident to others.
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@isaac what's dechuyah?
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comment Can Jews raise pets (cats, dogs, swine)?
"without authority" Actually, it does so with authority. As discussed above it is reflecting the will of God.
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comment Pets in Judaism
possible partial dupes judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30111/759 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3044/759
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comment Could a Cohen burn a body to escape the impurity?
@mevaqesh Doesn't the Gemara explicitly say that it's better to be naked than wear Shaatnez Deoraita?