Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mitzvah #154 - Honor the Cohen

It's a Mitzva to ensure that the Cohen is ready to serve in the Bet Hamikdash - even against his will.
E.g.: One must ensure he doesn't come in contact with a corpse.

It's also a Mitzva to honor the Cohen: He reads first in the Torah, he should be served first at meals and he should be honored with the Zimun; to lead the Grace after meals.

The above applies to male Cohanim, even if they are handicapped and cannot serve in the Bet Hamikdash

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "..and sanctify him" (Vayikra 21:8)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 50

- Danny
Tuesday, 12 Sivan 5770

Please daven for a complete recovery for
Chagai Yitzchak ben Pnina - חגי יצחק בן פנינה

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