Kohen Gadol and marriage
Yevamot 6:4 tells us that even if a kohen had only betrothed (eres) a widow before being appointed kohen gadol, he is subsequently permitted to consummate the marriage.
Am I a Kohen if
One would need to see their local Orthodox rabbi to determine their status in a case like this. The children in question may or may not be Kohenim. In theory the rule is simple: a Kohen may not marry ...
Kohanim names. Am I a Kohan
The definition of a Kohain is someone whos father is a kohain and so forth dating back to Aharon the brother of Moses. There were three families in our synagogue named Cohen. One was a Kohain, one was ...
Human Composting - Implications for Kohanim
Hilchot Tumat Met 3:6 explains that a body which is intentionally ground into dust does not transmit tumah.
Kohen marriage after cohabitation?
(The prohibited marriage for a Cohen that results from a previous prohibited intercourse of the woman making her a so called Zona. There are two other Isur, Chalala, not relevant for the question, ...
Am I a Kohen if mother's grand father is a Kohen
You are correct that someone with a non-Jewish father is identified as "son of" the Jewish maternal grandfather; (some, alternatively, actually use the mother's name); however tribal ...
Are Kohanim of a mishmar REQUIRED to work, or can they opt not to?
The Gemara on this Mishna, in Yevamos 101A clearly states that the wording of the Mishnah is meant to imply that he can be forced to serve both weeks in the Bais Hamikdash. וְעוֹלֶה בְּמִשְׁמָרוֹ ...
Choshen HaMishpat according to Rabbeinu Bechaye
Refer to his commentary on Shemos 28:15: The names of the tribes were “inscribed chemically” each tribe’s name in accordance with the colour gemstone reflecting its individuality. The Rabbeinu Bahya ...
Is it possible for there to be Kohanim & Levyim that are not Jewish?
No. You have to be Jewish first before you are considered a Cohen or a Levi.
Does a child who is adopted by a Kohen inherit Kohen status?
No. Kohen status is patrilinear. See Shulchan Aruch Even HaEzer chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
firstborn status after the arrival of the moshiach
Great question! It is worthy to note that the source for the Or Hachaim is the Yalkut 364, but when one looks for this Yalkut its not there!? @user2709 here: Source for bechorot losing/reclaiming ...
Who was יהואחז כהן גדול?
Short answer: Practically nothing. Longer answer: A list of Kohanim Gedolim is also brought by Josephus in Antiquities 10:152-154. It has some similarities to the list in Seder Olam Zuta but is not a ...
Did the Levites and Priests Ever Teach the Oral Law? If not, Why not?
The simple answer is that the list in Avos refers to the great leaders of the generation, the gedolei hador. The verses you cite refer to the general class of rabbis and educators, who tended to be ...
If a cohen's wife has an affair with a non-Jew after they are married do they have to get divorced?
We'll add sources later, but the answer is certainly yes. Any married Jewish woman who willingly sleeps with another man (Jewish or otherwise) needs to get divorced, and a kohen's wife has to do so ...
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