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Do modern Jews believe in a priesthood after the order of Melchisedec?

Malkitezedek was a priest contemporary with Avram. He lost or ceded his special status to Avram (Tz'enah Ur'enah and R' Daniel Raccah cited here). Avram's (i.e. Avraham's) grandson Yaakov had twelve ...
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"Priests" prior to Aaron

Rashi on that verse (citing the Talmud, Zevachim 115b), as well as Rashbam and Ibn Ezra, say that it refers to the (Jewish) firstborn, who were the ones originally designated to perform priestly ...
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Do modern Jews believe in a priesthood after the order of Melchisedec?

Wikipedia has some interesting information about this subject (lightly edited): The Law of Moses stipulates that only the male descendants of Aaron be commissioned to serve as Jewish priests ...
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Do modern Jews believe in a priesthood after the order of Melchisedec?

The reference in Psalms Tehillim 110:4 נִשְׁבַּע יְהֹוָה | וְלֹא יִנָּחֵם אַתָּה כֹהֵן לְעוֹלָם עַל דִּבְרָתִי מַלְכִּי צֶדֶק: The Lord swore and will not repent; you are a priest forever ...
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Do modern Jews believe in a priesthood after the order of Melchisedec?

The other answer here has the basics on the Melchizedek in Genesis and the Kohanim as the only legitimate Jewish priests. Chapter 7 of Hebrews is an attempt by "Paul"(authorship of this particular ...
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What made Malkitzedek a Cohen more than Abraham?

The Maharal in Gur Aryeh explains that Noach got bitten by the lion and so he was a Baal mum and unable to be a Kohen. From the three children, Shem was the most worthy so he became the Kohen ואין ...
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What's the deal with Melchizedek

Rav Hirsch points out that the king of S'dom, who had been saved by Avraham refused to acknowledge the good that he had done and what thanks he owed him. He instead tried to buy his position back. ...
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What's the deal with Melchizedek

Ohr Hachayim explains that the purpose of the interruption of the story of Malki Tzedek placed immediately after stating that the King of Sedom went to see Avram is to emphasize and praise the merits ...
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