On Kohanim and Uncommon Aliyyot

by: Joel B. Wolowelsky

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

Introduction:

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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