On Kohanim and Uncommon Aliyyot

Sep 1, 2010

In this article from Tradition (www.TraditionOnline.org), Joel B. Wolowelsky discusses interesting and rare Aliyyot, particularly in reference to the status of Kohanim.


Some years ago, I found myself on a Monday morning in a shul not my own, sitting next to a gentleman who had also happened
there. During the repetition of the Amida, the gabbai walked by,noticed the name on his tallit bag and, as I now reconstruct the conversation, he asked him, “Are you a kohen?”

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