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The Cohanim are restricted over and above other Jews with regard to certain laws:

לֹא-יקרחה קָרְחָה בְּרֹאשָׁם, וּפְאַת זְקָנָם לֹא יְגַלֵּחוּ; וּבִבְשָׂרָם–לֹא יִשְׂרְטוּ, שָׂרָטֶת. קְדֹשִׁים יִהְיוּ – A razor may not pass over your read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Parashat Emor begins with laws relevant to the Kohanim, starting with the prohibition against their becoming Tameh (impure) through contact with human corpses. Our Sages noted the juxtaposition between these laws and the fina read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

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Just Follow the Leader

By Rabbi Label Lam

And HASHEM said to Moshe: �Say to the Kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and you shall say to them: �To a (dead) person he shall not become impure among his people��� (Vayikra 21:1)

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The Double Edged Sword of Mistaken Impressions

These divrei Torah were adapted from the hashkafa portion of Rabbi Yissocher Frand's Commuter Chavrusah Tapes on the weekly portion: Tape #723, Is the Kohain Always First? Good Shabbos!

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Holy Priests

Part of the problem of leadership is that one who achieves position and prominence is always held to a higher standard of behavior and accomplishment than we ordinary humans. In this week�s parsha the Torah sets out special and strin read more »
The Double Edged Sword of Mistaken Impressions

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The Shulchan Aruch rules [Even HaEzer 3:1] that if a stranger comes into shul claiming that he is a Kohain, we do not believe him unless he brings at least one w read more »
by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe

"They shall be holy to their G-d . . . and they must be holy". What is the necessity to repeat the words "and they must be holy" in connection with the the Kohanim (priests) when the instruction, "they shall be ho read more »
Make Your Teachers Proud!
Volume 25, No. 31

In our parashah, we read the laws of the festivals, including Sukkot. We also read about this holiday in the book of Nechemiah, where we read about the first Sukkot holiday that was observed after the read more »
Teaching By Example

"...Say to the Kohanim, the sons of Aharon, and tell them: Each of you shall not contaminate himself to a (dead) person among his people" (21:1)

The parsha begins with Hashem commanding Moshe to instruct the Kohanim as to read more »
The Path of Greatest Resistance

When confronted with a problem, the advice we usually get is to "follow
the path of least resistance." Generally, this makes sense: When trying
to get to the other side, of whatever, why bang our heads against read more »

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