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Why didn't ben-Qattin redesign the Kiyor to have more than 12 spigots?

The Tosfos Yom Tov on this Mishnah, asks a different question, which might be able to shed light on yours. He asks that if there are 12 spigots, you need 12 Amos circumference, so that 12 people can ...
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Where is the Halacha about a single available Cohen committing a crime?

It’s in the second Tosafos on Yevamos 7a: שנאמר מעם מזבחי - ואפי' אם אין שם כהן אחר ראוי לעבודה שהעבודה נדחית וא"ת ודלמא התם לאו משום דרציחה דחיא עבודה אלא משום דגברא הוא דלא חזי כדאמרי' (ברכות ...
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Can playing sports bring us closer to God?

Maybe not directly an answer, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe would often compare sports, e.g. baseball for example, to our Avodas Hashem. In a Sicha, the Rebbe explained (Shabbos Parshas Shemini, 5740): ...
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Weapons in the Beis Hamikdash

1] There are several passages in Nakh that indicate that weapons were indeed present in the Miqdash. 2 Kings 11:10 ויתן הכהן לשרי המאיות [המאות] את החנית ואת השלטים אשר למלך דוד אשר בבית ה And the ...
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Minimum number of Kohanim and Leviim

--- I originally read that the question referred to the past, so these sources discuss the (minimal and maximal) amount of Kohanim that were active during the korbanos. --- It depends on the service. ...
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Weapons in the Beis Hamikdash

The gemara in brachot 62b relates: דְּתַנְיָא לֹא יִכָּנֵס אָדָם לְהַר הַבַּיִת לֹא בְּמַקְלוֹ שֶׁבְּיָדוֹ, וְלֹא בְּמִנְעָלוֹ שֶׁבְּרַגְלוֹ, וְלֹא בְּמָעוֹת הַצְּרוּרִים לוֹ בִּסְדִינוֹ, ...
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