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Chumash-Vayikra     Talmud-zevachim

(5749) Rashi (Lev. 8:28): "He burned them on the altar". The debate in the matter of Moshe performing [the Temple service] all seven days of installation in a white garment, according to Rashi's commentary in Parshat Shemot (4:14), his commmentary in Talmud (Zevachim 102a s.v. "and some say"), and other places.

Two aspects in the Mishkan (and the Mikdash) and the explanation of the views in in Zevachim (ibid) in the nature of Moshe's preiesthood.

Elisheba had five joys more than the other daughters of Israel: her brother-in-law [Moses] was a king, her husband was a High Priest, her son [Eleazar] was Segan [deputy High Priest], her grandson [Phinehas] was anointed for battle, and her brother [Nahshon] was the prince of his tribe; yet she was bereaved of her two sons.

At all events he teaches, Her brother-in-law was a king: thus he was a king, but not a High Priest? — Emend, was also a king.

This is dependent on Tannaim: And the anger of the L-rd was kindled against Moses.
R. Joshua b. Karhah said: A [lasting] effect is recorded of every fierce anger in the Torah, but no [lasting] effect is recorded in this instance. R. Simeon b. Yohai said: A [lasting] effect is recorded in this instance too, for it is said, Is there not Aaron thy brother the Levite?

Now surely he was a priest? Rather, this is what He meant: I had said that thou wouldst be a priest and he a Levite; now, however, he will be a priest and thou a Levite.

The Sages maintain: Moses was invested with priesthood only for the seven days of consecration.

Some maintain: Only Moses’ descendants were deprived of priesthood, for it is said, But as for Moses the man of God, his sons are named among the tribe of Levi; and it says, Moses and Aaron among His priests, and Samuel among them that call upon His name. Why [add] ‘and it says’? — You might argue that [the first proof-text] is written for [future] generations, hence it says, however, ‘Moses and Aaron among His priests’.





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