A priest with a temporary blemish must not serve

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  • Mishneh Torah # 334
  • Mishneh Torah Book # 8
  • Mishneh Torah Book Service
  • Mishneh Torah Category 41- Entry into the Temple
  • Reference Leviticus 21:17
  • Scripture Book Leviticus
  • Chapter 21
  • Verse 17
  • English Speak to Aaron, saying, 'No man of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect shall approach to offer the food of his God.
  • Hebrew יז דַּבֵּר אֶל-אַהֲרֹן, לֵאמֹר: אִישׁ מִזַּרְעֲךָ לְדֹרֹתָם, אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה בוֹ מוּם--לֹא יִקְרַב, לְהַקְרִיב לֶחֶם אֱלֹהָיו.
  • Greek 17 Εἰπὸν Ααρων Ἄνθρωπος ἐκ τοῦ γένους σου εἰς τὰς γενεὰς ὑμῶν, τίνι ἐὰν ᾖ ἐν αὐτῷ μῶμος, οὐ προσελεύσεται προσφέρειν τὰ δῶρα τοῦ θεοῦ αὐτοῦ.
  • Parashah 31- Emor
  • Positive/Negative Negative
  • Sefer Hachinuch # 276
  • Sef. Hach. Command That a kohen with a temporary blemish is forbidden to serve at the sanctuary
  • Category Levites & Priests
  • We can fullfill today Yes

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