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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - LEVI (   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The tribe of Levi was descended from the patriarch Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. xxix.
According to him, apparently, Moses and Aaron were of one of the tribes of Joseph, and he uses "Levite" to describe not the member of a clan, but a man especially eligible to the priesthood, distinctly stating that one such man belonged to the clan Judah (Judges xvii.
P, the latest of the sources in the Pentateuch, distinctly connects the tribe of Levi with the priesthood, bridging all the gaps with extensive genealogies, dividing the various services of the sanctuary among the different descendants of the patriarch, and assigning to each class of descendants its respective cities in Canaan (Josh.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=235&letter=L&search=levi   (1383 words)

  
 The role and tasks of the Leviites and the Tribe of Levi in Biblical times. Levi Genealogical Chart,
Levi, the son of Jacob, was chastised for his anger by his father: "Cursed is their zealousness for it is brazen and their wrath for it is hard.
Levi ben Ya'akov, the father of the tribe of Levites, lived 137 years, the longest of all of the sons of Jacob.
The true fulfillment of the soul of a son of the tribe of Levi is to once again serve God in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
www.cohen-levi.org /the_levites/role_of_the_levites.htm   (983 words)

  
 Numbers 18:2 Your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe
Your brothers also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring near with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony.
And thy brethren also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou near with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall be before the tent of the testimony.
And thy brethren also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou near with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee, thou and thy sons with thee being before the tent of the testimony.
www.bible.cc /numbers/18-2.htm   (365 words)

  
 Biblical people: Levi (son of Jacob)
Levi was one of the twelve sons of Jacob.
Levi is the ancestor of the Tribe of Levi.
The Tribe of Levi was not included in the tribes who were given allotments of land during the conquest of Canaan, when the nation of Israel was first established.
www.aboutbibleprophecy.com /p126.htm   (217 words)

  
 Rabbi Wein - Parshas Ki Sisa, 5765 - Torah.org
And the tribe of Levi therefore goes amongst its fellow Jews in a violent attempt to destroy the golden calf, its instigators and its ideas and beliefs.
Levi tells Yaakov: "Shall we allow our sister to be treated as a prostitute?" Moshe sees no nice way to stem the tide of idol worship which is about to engulf Israel because of the presence of the golden calf in its midst.
Levi's sense of justice and self-sacrifice are admirable traits.
www.torah.org /learning/rabbiwein/5765/kisisa.html?print=1   (454 words)

  
 Welcome to the Tribe!
The choice of the tribe of Levi for the highest spiritual service was due to their ability to channel their strong character in the service of G-d.
Four generations later, Moses blessed the same tribe of Levi: "Your righteous men...keeper of Your word and covenant; He shall teach Your judgment in Ya'akov and Your Torah in Israel...Blessed of G-d is his valor and his actions are pleasing..." (Deuteronomy 33:8-11).
The true fulfillment of the soul of a son of the tribe of Levi is to once again serve G-d in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
www.cohen-levi.org /role.htm   (968 words)

  
 Rabbi Wein - Naso, 5761 - Torah.org
The tribe of Levi was counted independently in the desert of Sinai, apart from all of its fellow Israelites.
As such, the tribe of Levi was separated from ordinary life.
After the destruction of the Temple, the tribe of Levi lost much of its unique role in the Jewish world, though vestiges of its preferred status were retained as a reminder of its chosen standing.
www.torah.org /learning/rabbiwein/5761/naso.html   (384 words)

  
 Tribe of Levi Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
'''Levi''' or '''Levy''' ('''לֵבִי''' "My heart", Standard Hebrew '''Levi''', Tiberian Hebrew '''Lēwî''') was the founder of the Levite tribe of ancient Israel.
When Shechem came to request to be given Dinah as a wife, Levi with his brother Simeon agreed to the marriage on the condition that the Hivites be circumcised.
The most famous descendant of Levi was Moses, who received the law from God on Mt.
www.echostatic.com /index.php?title=Tribe_of_Levi   (242 words)

  
 Secrets of the Tribe of Levi
The tribe of Levi was not one of the 12 tribes camped around the periphery of the Camp of Israel in the desert.
The twelve tribes were situated around the Tabernacle, and the tribe of Levi was situated in the center of the other tribes.
Moses is a Levi, and Aaron is the Kohen.
www.inner.org /responsa/leter1/resp5.htm   (639 words)

  
 A Member Of The Tribe
At the end of his "Laws of Shemittah and Yovel," he explains why the tribe of Levi does not inherit a portion in the land of Israel, aside from their individual cities scattered throughout the country.
Whereas other tribes needed to grapple with the day-to-day pressures of making a living, the Levites were expected to spend their time studying the Torah and teaching it to others.
Levi Graiser, a member of the tribe of Levi who hails from Atlanta, is studying at the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore.
www.tfdixie.com /parshat/shoftim/003.htm   (708 words)

  
 Apocalypse Explained (Whitehead)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is known that the tribe of Levi was appointed to the priesthood; for not only was Aaron made high priest, but also his sons after him, and all the Levites were made ministers to them.
The tribe of Levi was taken for the priesthood, to keep the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to serve the service of the tabernacle.
From this what is signified in the representative sense by Levi and his tribe can be seen, namely, the good of charity, which is the good of life, also the spiritual affection of good and truth, and in the highest sense, the Lord in relation to spiritual love.
www.theheavenlydoctrines.org /static/d11722/444.htm   (1985 words)

  
 Tribe of Levi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the Jewish tradition, a Levite is a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi.
The Levites were theonly one of the Israelite tribes who had no tribal land, and served particularreligious duties for the Israelites.
A subsection of the Levite tribe, the descendants of Aaron : the Kohanim ("Priests"), had the special role as priests in the Temple in Jerusalem.
www.therfcc.org /tribe-of-levi-148750.html   (110 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Levites
Levi was the third son borne to Jacob by Lia, and full brother of Ruben, Simeon, and Juda.
"But to the tribe of Levi he gave no possession: because the Lord the God of Israel himself is their possession" (Jos., xiii, 33.) It way be noted that a very different reason for this exception is mentioned in Gen., xlix, 5-7.
The Deuteronomic legislation insists on the unity of sanctuary, and recognizes the descendents of Levi as the sole legitimate members of the priesthood, but it ignores the sharply defined distinction between priests and simple Levites which appears in the later writings and legislation, for the whole class is constantly referred to as the "levite priests".
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09206a.htm   (936 words)

  
 Judaism 101 - Levi - A Glossary of Basic Jewish Terms and Concepts - OU.ORG
Levi is the third son of Yaakov and Leah.
While the Jews are in Egypt, we read “And a man from the House of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi.” (Shemot 2:1) This is a reference to the marriage of Amram and Yocheved, the leaders of their generation, and the models for the behavior of the entire People.
A subset of the Tribe of Levi is chosen by HaShem to be the “Kohanim,” the Priests, who officiate in the Sanctuary.
www.ou.org /about/judaism/levi.htm   (763 words)

  
 Levi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Third son of Jacob and Leah and father of the tribe of Levi, from whom the Levites are descended.
The tribe of Levi is one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Levi was later involved in the plot to sell his brother Joseph into slavery.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/biography/levi.html   (125 words)

  
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Since this is the case, we should logically assume that the census of the tribe of Levi records a larger amount of people than the other tribes.
Levi did not even equal half of the amount of people of the next smallest tribe.
All the other tribes were afflicted with bondage and persecution by the Egyptians, and so as a result of their affliction, paradoxically they each rose and struggled.
www.rabbishmuel.com /files/torah_tidbits41.intro-bamidbar.doc   (309 words)

  
 Calvin Andrus: On the Ten Lost Tribes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Because the Tribe of Levi was the "priestly" tribe--that is, priests could only come from Levi, the members of the other tribes could not avail themselves of priestly functions, except by getting in touch with a Levite.
Because the tribes were large in number and Moses wanted each tribe to reside in its own geographic area, it would be hard for a person to who need priestly attention to travel over to the camp of the Levites.
Therefore, the Tribe of Levi was divided into twelve groups, with one group being assigned to each of the rest of the Twelve Tribes.
members.aol.com /acadac/talks/twlv.htm   (1565 words)

  
 Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
The separate status of the tribe of Levi is an enigmatic tenet of Judaism.
Moshe was forbidden to count the tribe of Levi in the way he was commanded to count Israel: "from twenty years of age and up." (Bamidbar 1:3) The number of Levites older than twenty had to be left undetermined.
Levi is not counted among Israel like Israel is not counted among the nations: "Behold, it is a nation that will dwell in solitude and not be reckoned among the nations." (Bamidbar 23:9) Just like Israel's task is to spiritually lift up the other nations, it is the task of Levi to lift up Israel.
www.israelnn.com /article.php3?id=3707   (602 words)

  
 Welcome to The Tribe, historical timeline, who's who of current cohen-Levi families
TRIBES 'R US The Tribes of Israel are historically the descendants of the twelve sons of the Patriarch Jacob, who was also known as Israel.
Levi, the third son of the patriarch Jacob with his wife, Leah, was chastised for his quick anger.
One particular family of the Tribe of Levi, the male descendants of Aharon, brother of Moses, were chosen to be the Kohanim - priests, the Temple officials of the nation.
www.cohen-levi.org /the_tribe/tribes_of_israel.htm   (8640 words)

  
 Ohr Somayach :: Daf Yomi :: Horayiot 4-14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A majority may consist of a majority of the people even if they all belong to only one tribe, or of a majority of the Twelve Tribes even if their total population is less than the majority of the entire nation.
The main focus of this issue is whether the Tribe of Levi is considered as one of the Twelve Tribes despite the fact that it has no portion in Eretz Yisrael, and whether the tribes of Menashe and Ephraim are considered as two separate tribes.
Here too, this is not considered evidence of their status as separate tribes but rather an honor accorded to the heads of the tribes who voluntarily came forward with this generous initiative.
www.ohr.org.il /yhiy/article.php/1007   (1163 words)

  
 Lover of Peace or Fanatic?
Zimri was son of Saluah, a prince from the tribe of Shimon.
By attacking such a large tribe, when Jacob and his children were so small in number, Shimon and Levi had placed the entire nation in danger of the vengeance of other neighboring tribes who might seek retribution.
Witness to this is borne by Moses' final blessings to the tribes at the conclusion of Deuteronomy.
www.aish.com /torahportion/moray/Lover_of_Peace_or_Fanatic$.asp   (2581 words)

  
 OutreachJudaism - Q&A
It has always been critical for members of the tribe of Levi to be aware of their unique place and status among the nation of Israel.
Moreover, not only are the descendants of Levi keenly aware of their unique ancestry, but the Jewish community as a whole has always been well aware of their identity as well.
Also, any descendant of the tribe of Levi is identified as such on all legal documents such as marriage contracts and divorces.
www.outreachjudaism.org /genealogy.html   (468 words)

  
 A-2. Holy People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The tribe of Levi provided the officials who were authorized to perform religious functions.
Other members of the tribe of Levi, those not of the family of Aaron, had duties outside the sanctuary itself, and in general assisted the Aaronic priests.
Table 4.B The tribe of Levi and ritual roles gathers data on the roles assigned to particular families and individuals within the tribe of Levi.
www.hope.edu /bandstra/RTOT/CH4/CH4_1A2.HTM   (374 words)

  
 Bible Commentary: Mary from Judah or Levi?
Is Mary from the tribe of Levi or Judah?
The Israelites from the various tribes regularly intermarried and the children of a marriage are counted to belong to the tribe their father came from.
Even though it is never clearly stated which tribe Mary belongs to, all statements that are made are only sensible when she is from Judah and this is the implicit assumption.
answering-islam.org /BibleCom/lk1-36.html   (640 words)

  
 Parshat Korach - 5762 - OU Torah Insights Project
Korach felt that his division of the tribe  the Yitzhar branch of the sons of Kehat  was slighted in the apportioning of tribal honors (see Rashi on 16:1), and this prompted him to oppose Moshe’s authority.
There shall not be for the Kohanim, the Leviim  all the tribe of Levi  a portion and inheritance with Israel; the fire-offerings of Hashem and His inheritance shall they eat.
The Rambam states that the tribe of Levi were forbidden to take part of the spoils or of the inheritance (Laws of Shemittah and Yovel, 13:10).
www.ou.org /torah/ti/5762/korach62.htm   (989 words)

  
 p57korac
The blossoming of the "staff of Aharon of the tribe of Levi" symbolizes the choice of the tribe of Levi, which is Aharon's tribe - with Aharon among them.
The Levite status isn't an extension of the priesthood; rather, the priesthood represents the aristocracy of the tribe of Levi.
The priesthood is the nobility of the tribe of Levi.
www.vbm-torah.org /parsha/38korach.htm   (2917 words)

  
 Halpern-Amaru: Naming of Levi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For the unloved Leah, the choice frequently, and certainly in the case of Levi, is related to pursuit of the love Jacob feels for Rachel.
As John Endres notes in his study of the Jacob narratives, a fairly consistent pattern is discernible in the Jubilees presentation of the births: an act of intercourse (except in the cases of Rachel's pregnancies), conception, naming of the c hild, and a date of birth.
Although only a single name is involved with Levi, one might argue that the two explanations that Isaac offers for Levi's name (31:16) parallel the two parental explanations for the names given to Rachel's youngest son.
orion.mscc.huji.ac.il /symposiums/2nd/papers/Halpern-Amaru97.html   (3614 words)

  
 Numbers 3:6 "Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.
Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.
www.bible.cc /numbers/3-6.htm   (185 words)

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