Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Mitzvos Related to Kohanim

49. Honoring Kohanim

"Sanctify him." (Vayikra 21:8)

Hashem chose the kohanim to be His special servants because they demonstrated their zeal for His honor. We are therefore commanded to treat kohanim with respect. This includes:

* Giving them the first aliyah when we read from the Torah.

* Allowing them to lead the blessings at the end of a meal.

* Serving them with the first and nicest portion.

Honoring kohanim is a form of honoring Hashem (Sefer HaChinuch, mitzvah 269).


Text Copyright 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON BALAK:

View Complete List

Storm On The Horizon
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761

Is Sincerity at Steak?
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761

A 'Well' Learned Lesson
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5759

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Why Didn't Moshe Enter Canaan?
Shlomo Katz - 5759

Our Achilles' Heel
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764

Bilaam was a 'Spiritual' Man
Rabbi Label Lam - 5758

Looking for a Chavrusah?

A Local Call
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5767

Absolute Greatness
Rabbi Moshe Peretz Gilden - 5764

Habit Forming
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766

ArtScroll

The Sod Of A Best-Seller
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

Bilaam: A Hard Act to Swallow
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5757

Sorry for Nothing
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

> Victory is With-in-Reach
Rabbi Label Lam - 5772

Bilaam... Reincarnated?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5768

Don't Take it Personally!
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

The Sin of "Not Getting It"
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information