posted by Todd Bolen at
This immediately reminded me of a story in the Talmud about the priests fighting every morning for the opportunity to remove the ashes that had accumulated overnight (the beginning of Parshat Tzav). One time, 2 were racing up the Temple ramp, & one pushed the other, causing him to fall & break his leg. Such incidents became frequent, forcing the court to institute a more peaceful lottery system to decide which Kohen would remove the morning ashes.
By G.M. Grena, at Sun Jul 09, 09:58:00 AM
What is the date on this article?
By Bryan VanHaitsma, at Tue Jul 11, 09:24:00 AM
Bryan, it was written in the January 15, 1902 edition. Credit for the story is given to The Jewish Chronicle.
By Jonathan Moorhead, at Wed Jul 12, 10:17:00 AM
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