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Rashi on Zevachim 101b (in some texts) understands the gemara to derive a principle that after Pinchas' act of peacemaking between the tribes, only descendants of Pinchas would be appointed as High Priests. (Historically, this seems to have been the case (at least after the the High Priesthood was removed from the House of Eli in the days of David) as noted ...


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Question 3 was asked to Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld here 105, and he replied - without sourcing it -that there is no such obligation.


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We might add that walled cities in Eretz Yisroel are usually built on hilltops with the walls at the edge of the platue. Yerushalaim is a striking example. The end of the city is a natural boundary.


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The reason you didn't see the cities' sizes being determined is that the cities were existing cities allocated by lottery to the different sons of Levi according to the size of the tribe giving them out and according to the size of the Levites tribes. In Bamidbar 35:2-8, Hashem tells Moshe that the tribes should take cities from their land and give them out ...


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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 he is the Kohen, but there is no actual Pidyon. (See Bechoros 47b)


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Thanks to @DoubleAA for the wikisource which says regarding a deaf person who speaks but does not hear. (There are various classifications of a "cheresh" in halacha. Most "deaf" people today do not fit into the classical definition of the "cheresh" mentioned in the Talmud which was a deaf-mute.): נשיאת כפיים: כהן חרש המדבר ואינו שומע כשר לנשיאת כפים ...


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There is a 35-page Teshuva by a Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Lau(*) - in Hebrew - sub-titled Synagogue Inclusion: Can the Priestly Blessing be Recited in a Wheelchair? that can be read here. He concludes that since 21st-century society has accepted people with disabilities, as normal fully functional citizens, hence: They are no longer considered as inappropriate to ...


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