Atkins, Passover Haggadah

All these are duties which we owe to god and our

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Unformatted text preview: eaten by all in a state of purity. These laws were even more stringent for the Priests. The Priests were not allowed to serve or even enter the Temple in a state of impurity, neither was anyone else for that matter but the priests actually went into the Temple itself while non priests were only allowed into the outer courtyard. Therefore, the priests had to consciously be aware at all times, that, while they served in the Temple they were in a state of purity. This made them conscious at all times what they were doing, so that their actions and the service they were performing at all times did not descend into automatic behaviour and that they paid complete and meticulous attention to all their actions. The whole of the Temple service comes into the category of “Chukim”. Understanding the commandments is not a requirement for their observance. Although the reasons for many of them are obvious, there are some, the reason for which, in our present state of knowledge, we cannot understand....
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