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  • How to be a priest

    May 9, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Leviticus is the biblical book rabbis do not want you to read. Saturated with sacrificial minutiae and unsettling descriptions of ritual impurity, its countless sheep and goat offerings seem a more effective salve for insomnia than any woe that pains the heart. After all, what do...

  • Researcher tracing Jewish genes meets the Kohanim of Africa [VIDEO]

    August 20, 2008 | 10:45 pm


    Dr. David B. Goldstein from Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy talks about tracking the genetic history of the ancient Jewish priesthood (kohanim) and the Lost Tribe of Israel, the focus of his new book, "Jacob's Legacy".


    For many people, genetics research conjures...

  • At first Kohen-Levi parley in 2,000 years, participants plan for Third Holy Temple

    By Brenda Gazzar

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just days before the holiday commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temples, Tisha B'Av, a group of Jewish priests and Levites hurried across the centuries-worn cobblestones of this holy city to prepare to bless the people of Israel.

    They gathered at the foot of the Holy Temple's...
  • Bimah Me Up, Scotty!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Leonard Nimoy was creating the Mr. Spock character for "Star Trek" in 1966, he remembered a thrilling moment from his childhood Orthodox synagogue. It was Yom Kippur, and the Kohanim, representatives of the priestly tribe, swayed on the bimah, their long tallitot draped over...

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