The title should be somewhat explanatory of context
Through DNA Y-chromosome testing, my paternal linage is indicated as being of the cohanim – Those who are familiar with this in Judaism know the origins and that cohanim have historically been given special roles in synagogues etc
My question is as follows – (Considering that we are supposed to be holy examples in shul) – Despite being born into this role, there are actions that are considered “violations” in the Talmud including that you cant marry a convert/prostitute/divorcee (makes sense), cant be in the presence of a dead body (besides relatives), and other restrictions etc
These are also classified as defilements
- an excessively low nasal bridge (such that a straight brush could apply ointment to both eyes simultaneously)
- disproportionate limbs
- a crippled foot or hand
- a white streak that transverses the junction between sclera and iris)
- certain types of boils
- crushed testicles
What if the Cohen has had homosexual sex, premarital sex OR BOTH? I believe the Talmud specifically states that men should not lay with other men – are these actions past the point of no return??
What sins are warranted in the end? and which ones arent? what must a cohen do to “repent”? are the prayers said during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur sufficient?
Is there anything in the Talmud that states one cannot return from certain sins?
What sins are warranted in the end? and which ones aren’t? what must a cohen do to “repent”? are the prayers said during