Saturday, November 20, 2010

Corruption isn't new, and we have ways to deal with it


“Initially the hides from korbanot [temple offerings] were left in the office in the beit haparvah, and in the evenings they were divided up among the family of kohanim serving in that shift. However, strongmen would take these by force, so they enacted that the hides would be distributed on Fridays, so that all of the shifts would come take at the same time. However, the more powerful kohanim continued to take by force. The owners of the offerings took charge, consecrating the hides to Heaven.”

(Talmud, Pesachim 57a)

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