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A patrilineal descendant of the biblical Aaron, a male kohen (plural kohanim) could serve in the Temple in Jerusalem when it was standing; various other laws apply to kohanim also, male and female.

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If the son is a challal. If a Kohen fathers a challal, the son is not a Kohen and therefore needs to be redeemed. However, there is no 'ceremony', because the father is זוכה בפדיונו automatically. So …
answered Aug 1 by chortkov2
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The Maharik (Shoresh 9) writes that the congregation have a right to refuse entry to a Kohen, thus enabling them to give the aliyah to someone else. The Chasam Sofer (OCH 25) rules that once the Koha …
answered May 30 by chortkov2
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Yittur Begaddim According to the Gemara (Eruvin 103) and Rambam (Kli HaMikdash 10:8), something smaller than 3x3 (tefachim) is not a beged if shelo bmokom begadim (not in place regularly clothed): …
answered Jul 12 by chortkov2