The True Saga of Charles, the “Kohen”
All his life, even before he was at all observant, Charles had known that he was a kohen.
He knew that as a kohen he was entitled to the first aliyah when the Torah is read. When
Charles became observant, he began duchening. He then learned about receiving pidyon
haben money and began to envision himself wearing kohen’s garb and serving in the Beis
HaMikdash. And so, Charles made it his hobby to study the laws that affect kohanim and
particularly to know the gifts that they receive.
Charles knew about many of the honoraria a kohen receives today, and also began
studying about what kohanim will receive when the Beis HaMikdash will be rebuilt. Here
are some of the laws he learned