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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »

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