A priest must not defile himself (by going to funerals or cemeteries) for anyone except relatives

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  • Mishneh Torah # 590
  • Mishneh Torah Book # 14
  • Mishneh Torah Book Judges
  • Mishneh Torah Category 76- Mourning
  • Reference Leviticus 21:1
  • Scripture Book Leviticus
  • Chapter 21
  • Verse 1
  • English hen the LORD said to Moses, 'Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: 'No one shall defile himself for a dead person among his people,
  • Hebrew א וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, אֱמֹר אֶל-הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן; וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, לְנֶפֶשׁ לֹא-יִטַּמָּא בְּעַמָּיו.
  • Greek 1 Καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγων Εἰπὸν τοῖς ἱερεῦσιν τοῖς υἱοῖς Ααρων καὶ ἐρεῖς πρὸς αὐτούς Ἐν ταῖς ψυχαῖς οὐ μιανθήσονται ἐν τῷ ἔθνει αὐτῶν
  • Parashah 31- Emor
  • Positive/Negative Negative
  • Sefer Hachinuch # 263
  • Sef. Hach. Command An ordinary kohen should make himself ritually unclean only at the death of certain relatives
  • Category Levites & Priests
  • We can fullfill today Yes

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