Monday, August 31, 2015

Wall Thickness of the Chambers of the Knives — בית החליפות

SUMMARY Using the standard Talmudic ratios of wall thickness to height it is possible to calculate a minimum wall thickness for the Chambers of the Knives.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Other Options for Old Knives in the Temple

When Temple property becomes unfit for use there are a number of things which could be done with it. The treasurers could repair the item and put it back in service, recycle the item and use it for some other sacred purpose, or redeem the item by selling it and returning the profits to the Temple treasury. I would like to examine whether any of these options applied to old slaughtering knives of the Kohanim.

Thursday, August 13, 2015