EXTREME MAKEOVER: Temple Edition ~ The Laws on G-d’s Residence of Choice Rambam: Hilchot Beit HaBechira. Chapter 8; 2b
Episode #75 – “THE GUARDIANS”
We get into the technicalities of the Tribal Formations of the Beit HaMikdash Guard Brigade. As we’ve already learnt this Mitzvah was specifically given to a particular pedigree of the Jewish People. The very same Cohanic clan and Levite families already tasked with serving in Hashem’s holy home, on behalf of the nation.
In this episode we will delve into details to learn the Who’s Who of the Temple Watchman as elucidated by our Sages, and codified by Maimonides:
You’ll discover the division of duties exclusively apportioned amongst the Cohanim and Levi’im – in their unique roles in minding this magnificent Mikdash Mitzvah.
By tracing the Mitzvah mandate from its original Scriptural Sources to the Statements of our Sages through to the Rulings of the Rambam as clarified by the commentaries — a full snapshot of this sacred duty emerges.
This Torah study is dedicated in the merit of Chaya Chinka Miriam bat Chana, as we faithfully hope and pray for a Miraculous Recovery!