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The Nazirite: Saint or Sinner?

The Nazirite: Saint or Sinner?

The Book of Numbers describes the vow of the Nazir (Nazirite).  The Nazir is not allowed to drink wine, cut his hair, or come into close contact with the dead. The meaning of the Hebrew word nazir is a bit ambiguous. It literally means...

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Atoning For Unintentional Sins

Atoning For Unintentional Sins

The book of Leviticus begins with a discussion of the korbanot, or sacrifices, that were brought in the Tabernacle and Temple. One of these sacrifices was called the korban chatat, or sin offering. The word chatat (sin) is derived from...

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