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Friday, May 30, 2014

Insight 5774-34: SOTAH AND NEZIRUT

For Naso
Not yet available on the Nishma website.

Study Question

1) One may still wonder, though: why would non-intoxicating parts of the grape still be part of any prohibition? Why would a kohain according to the Magen Avraham be prohibited to drink grape juice before blessing the people?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Insight 5774-31: The Ancient Jewish Society

For Emor
Not yet available on the Nishma website.

There are many verses in the Torah that seem to define the kohain as having a judicial function yet there is no specific direction within the Torah that the Kehuna is to have that function. I am now wondering if the mechanics of tovat hana'ah and terumah may have been the that which led the kohanim into such a function.


Study Question