January 07, 2005

Famous Kohanim

“And it shall be to him and to his descendants after him a covenant of everlasting Kehuna/Priesthood.” (Numbers 25:13)

“For God your God has chosen him of all your tribes to stand and serve with the name of God he and his sons forever.” (Deuteronomy 18:5)

I wanted to have a post to list all of the famous Kohanim throughout history even to today. Please add to it by posting.

Eli (book of Samuel)
the Prophet Ezekiel
The Chafetz Chaim
Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik
Rav Kook
Rabbi Meir Kahane

This is just to start us off. Add some more!


HasidicG said...

Well he isn't famous outside of The Netherlands where I live but the mayor here in Amsterdam is Job Cohen

Jen said...

Thanks for the link. I'm linking back, dahling!

A Simple Jew said...

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polonnoye (Toldos Yaakov Yosef) was a cohen. His surname was Katz. He was sometimes referred to as the "Cohen Gadol from Polonnoye" in the sefer Degel Machaneh Ephraim.

Stooge said...

The Hasmonean family, including Matthais and Judah - and more commonly known as the Macabees - were famous Kohanim... though later generations might be considered infamous.