OU TORAHDedicated by the Jacobs and Chill Families in Memory of Harold and Pearl Jacobs
Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
Because Cows Have Four Stomachs, You Know
Since the Tribe of Levi has no portion of land in Israel - their portion being the service of God - the kohanim receive specific parts of certain sacrifices, plus the various gifts referred to as terumah. From cattle, sheep and goats, they get the right foreleg, the jaw and a specific stomach (the abomasum). They get a portion of grain, wine, oil and sheep's wool. This is because of the work God has chosen them to perform on behalf of the nation.