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If a cohen's wife has an affair with a non-Jew after they are married do they have to get divorced?

I know that someone is considered a zona if they have had forbidden relations including with non-Jews and those in their family but what if this were found to happen whilst they are already married so ...
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Am I a Kohen if [closed]

If a non-observant Kohen marries a non-observant divorcée, is there a way it would be possible that the sons from this marriage could be kosher Kohenim? What if the last name of this family is Cohen, ...
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Are Kohanim of a mishmar REQUIRED to work, or can they opt not to?

Background: Mishna Yevamos 100. The mishna discusses a Kohen of uncertain lineage citing an example of someone who may be the son of two different men, both of whom are Kohanim. We KNOW for certain ...
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Kohen marriage after cohabitation?

If a cohen cohabits, lives with publicly and may even have had a child with a jewish woman, born jewish, can they marry afterwards? What if there is a time in which they are not living together ...