The Torah portion of “Bamidbar” (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20) discusses the census of the Jewish people and the delegation of various groups’ roles and responsibilities.
The Kohanim (Priests) are considered to be the holiest group – the highest class. They ran the service in Tabernacle and later in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The Levites are second on the totem pole and were assistants to the Kohanim. They would transport the holy vessels and perform various other functions in the Temple.
The third group, known as “Israelites”, are commoners who did not perform any of the above holy tasks.
Other groups with unique roles are Torah sages, women, firstborn males, converts, slaves and many more.
Rabbi Enkin presents a frank discussion about social and ritual hierarchy in Judaism. Who gets priority for what? Does the system of hierarchy still apply today? Is it fair? It doesn’t appear to be politically correct…
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