Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mitzvah #203 - Can a Cohen marry a Chalala?

If a Cohen has a daughter from a woman he is not allowed to marry, that daughter has the status of Chalala. (The sons have the status of Chalal.)

Any woman who may not marry a Cohen yet has relations with a Cohen gets the status of Chalala.

A Cohen is not allowed to marry a Chalala.

Applies to Cohanim, everywhere, always.

Verse: "A Chalala... they [the Cohanim] may not marry" (Vayikra 21:7)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 139

- Danny
Tuesday, 23 Av 5770

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