This week's parashah deals with the inception of Kohanim for the priestly service, and with the special clothes that their service requires. Today, although we no longer have the Temple service (may it speedily return!), there remain a number of halachic duties and laws that pertain to the caste of Kohanim. In this week's article we will discuss the status of present-day Kohanim with regard to these halachic ramifications. Are today's Kohanim certified, "definite" Kohanim, or not? What is their status with regard to eating challah, to Pidyon Haben, to giving the Priestly Blessing, and so on? Must we give them special honors, as befitting the Kehunah? The answers to these questions, and more, are found in this week's article.
During the holiday and vacation period, one of the most frequently quoted pesukim is a verse in our Parashah: "Guard yourselves very carefully." However, aside from the timely vacation issues, there are several common questions of keeping healthy that deserve halachic analysis. The parameters of the obigation to maintain good health, and its detail, will be discussed in the present article.
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