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Old 02-15-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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Just curious on how to prove this as I was asked to do an aliyah this morning. Is it based on your father's and grandfather's katubah? What if you can't find their katubahs?
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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Usually this information is transmitted orally from father to son.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:53 PM
 
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As Chava said. This information usually is included in a person's name. A Cohen will call himself Moshe Hacohen Whatever, a Levi will call himself Moshe Halevi Whatever.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:22 PM
 
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The poskim say that in today's times, we cannot say for sure who is a Kohen. But if your last name is Rappaport, you're probably a Kohen. When moschiach comes, he will sort it out.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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The poskim say that in today's times, we cannot say for sure who is a Kohen.
There are Kohanim Meyichosim--those who know their lineage all the way up to Aharon Hacohen.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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In my shul, there was a Baale T'shuva who grew up in a Reform shul who claimed to be a Kohen. After duchaning a few times , we met his wife. Ends up she was a divorcee when he married her. Needless to say, he never duchaned in our shul again, although he stayed about another year before mysteriously going off the derech. So sad. He davens at a Conservative shul now. I'd be curious to hear if he duchans there.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:05 AM
 
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duchan meaning:

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:07 AM
 
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katubah meaning:

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:45 AM
 
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In my shul, there was a Baale T'shuva who grew up in a Reform shul who claimed to be a Kohen. After duchaning a few times , we met his wife. Ends up she was a divorcee when he married her. Needless to say, he never duchaned in our shul again, although he stayed about another year before mysteriously going off the derech. So sad. He davens at a Conservative shul now. I'd be curious to hear if he duchans there.
Can we then assume that he was not married in an orthodox ceremony?
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