Random Quote #30 topic: hebraic, Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala

Before a priest could be admitted into active service in the Temple he
had to undergo bodily inspection at the hands of the syndicate of the
Sanhedrin. If they found the least defect in his body, even a mole with
hair upon it, he was ordered to dress in black and be dismissed; but if
he was perfectly free from blemish, he was arrayed in white, and at once
introduced to his brother priests and official duties.

THE TALMUD, _Yoma_, fol. 19, col. 1.


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