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  • n. Plural form of kohen.


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  • For those of you who are unfamiliar with this concept, in Judaism there is a group called the kohanim, who by tradition are accepted to have all been descended from the priestly class of ancient Israel.

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  • The kohanim are the genealogical descendants of the Jewish priests who served in the Jerusalem Temple.

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  • The Vulcan greeting is based upon a blessing gesture used by the kohanim (koe-hah-NEEM) during the worship service.

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  • There are also complex sets of laws concerning kohanim and certain other groups.

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  • It is also possible that the Baraita had some influence on the reduction in the frequency of the birkat kohanim (priestly blessing) in synagogues, spreading the notion that if a female member of a priestly family were menstruating, the blessing might be counterproductive.

    Baraita de-Niddah.

  • Another exegesis learns from Rahab that a sincere convert, who converts for the sake of Heaven, merits having his daughter be married to a kohen and his grandsons becoming kohanim themselves, who will bless Israel.

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  • Eight kohanim who were also prophets were descended from her: Jeremiah, Hilkiah, Seraiah, Mahseiah, Baruch, Neriah, Hanamel and Shalom.

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  • She converted and was married to Joshua, and her descendants included renowned kohanim (members of the priestly class) and prophets.

    Rahab: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • As her reward, her daughters married kohanim, the sons born to them served at the altar, and they entered the Temple and blessed Israel with the Tetragrammaton.

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  • [Link] Problem is, at least six parliamentarians are cohanim (or kohanim), and the whole Parliament building could be declared off-limits to them.

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