Lessons for Wednesday, 17 Adar II, 5771


Negative Commandment 167 (Digest)
A High Priest under the Same Roof as a Corpse

 

“Neither shall he come close to any dead body”—Leviticus 21:11.

A high priest is prohibited from being under the same roof as a human corpse—even if the deceased is his next of kin.

המצווה הקס”ז   

והוא אמרו: “ועל כל נפשת מת לא יבא” (שם, יא).

ואם נטמא, ואפילו לאביו ולאמו – לוקה

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