To Be A Cohen
A young man went to his rabbi and said, “I would like to be a Cohen.” The rabbi said, “Sorry we can’t just confer this honor.
The man offereed a thousand dollars and was still rebuffed The offer went higher and higher until he finaly offered the Rabbi a donation to the temple of a million dollars. The rabbi went to his board, Afterall this would take care of a lot of the temple’s need. It would wipe out the mortgage and even give them a bit for the slush fund. What would it hurt to give this man his wish?. So he returned to the young man and asked “First I would like to know why you want to be a Cohen. There are a lot of responsibilities, you know.”
The young man answered. ” Oh I know but my grandfather was a Cohen , my father was a Cohen and I feel it is only right that I be a Cohen too.”
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