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What were the stones mentioned in Shemos chapter 28

The following information is from Rabbi Kaplan’s “Living Torah”. Artscroll don’t translate the names of the stones. Two Sardonyx stones on the eiphod. Breastplate 1st row on breastplate: ...
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Why would becoming king or kohein gadol exempt one from atoning for past sins?

To atone for certain transgressions, the torah (Vayikra 4) mandates different offerings depending on the status of the person who transgressed. Horayot 3:3, talking about the king or the kohein gadol,...
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Did each Kohen Gadol wear his predecessor's garments?

Did the Kohen Gadol wear the same garments his predecessor wore, going back to Aharon HaKohen, or did he have new garments specially tailored to fit him? In other words, were the garments each Kohen ...
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Why the story of a kohen gadol marrying a widow (יבמות ו:ד)?

Y'vamos, chapter 6, mishna 4, reads, in part: אירס את האלמנה ונתמנה להיות כהן גדול יכנוס. ומעשה ביהושע בן גמלא שקידש את מרתא בת ביתוס ומינהו המלך להיות כהן גדול וכנסה.‏ If someone kidushin-...
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Spitting in Kohen Gadol's Eye

Although I know the story with Rav Meir in the Yerushalmi Sotah (5a), apparently there is a similar story in a Midrash where a husband told his wife to spit in the Kohen Gadol's eye. When Aharon ...
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Anointed priests

Last week it caught my eyes that the term anointed priest was used in multiple verses (Vayikra 4:3, 5, 16). Here's the first one: אִ֣ם הַכֹּהֵ֧ן הַמָּשִׁ֛יחַ יֶֽחֱטָ֖א לְאַשְׁמַ֣ת הָעָ֑ם ...
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Did the Kohen Gadol wear Tzitzit? [duplicate]

When reading about the Kohen Gadol's 8 garments you don't see any mention of Tzitzit! Is it mentioned anywhere if the Kohen Gadol wore Tzitzit? I know that a man is only obligated to wear Tzitzit on ...
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What was the significance of Pomegranates?

What was the significance of Pomegranates on the Kohen Gadol's "Me'il"? Why specifically Pomegranates and not any other shape?
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What name did the Kohen Gadol Say?

On Yom Kippur, the kohen gadol, during the day's service, said a particular name of Hashem. I had always thought that he said the 4 letter name, but in shul, the rabbi mentioned that it was the 42 ...
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Can a King execute Kohen Gadol that he thinks is מורד במלכות?

While Kohen Gadol is a citizen, he belongs to a different "authority" that a King is obligated to respect (see Rambam Melachim 2, 5): "אבל כהן גדול אינו בא לפני המלך אלא אם רצה ואינו עומד לפניו ...
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Mareh Kohen Origin

This question was alluded to but ignored in Origin of Mareh Kohen tune. Who composed the piyut Mareh Cohen, and when was it written? (This will help me put the piyut in context, perhaps give an ...
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what is the minimum age for a cohen gadol

what is the minimum age for a cohen gadol I inderstand that a kohen gadol is a position that is inherited (halacha 20 here), what age must one be to be able to be a kohen gadol Halacha 15 here ...
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Why were the ox and the goat intertwined before taking them out to be burnt?

Why did the Kohen Godol intertwine the ox and the goat before taking them out to be burnt as it says in the Mishnah Yoma 6 (7) בָּא לוֹ אֵצֶל פָּר וְשָׂעִיר הַנִּשְׂרָפִין. קְרָעָן וְהוֹצִיא אֶת ...
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How did the High Priest get to the position between the two staves of the ark on Yom Kippur?

On Yom Kippur, in the first Temple, the High Priest placed the fire pan between the two staves of the Aron as it says in the Mishnah Yoma 5 (1) . The outer curtain was looped on the south side and ...
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What are the meanings of the different stones for different sons of Yisrael? [duplicate]

Shemot 28:17-21 describes the stones that are placed in the breastpiece (choshen) worn by the kohein gadol. There are twelve different stones, each inscribed with the name of one of the sons of ...
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What did the haircut of Ben Elasha look like?

The Gemara in Sanhedrin 22b states: (Source from Sefaria.org) :שאלו את רבי איזהו תספורת של כ"ג אמר להן צאו וראו מתספורת של בן אלעשה They asked Rebbe "What is the haircut of the Kohen Gadol?" ...