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Consequences of Marriage – Kohan and Divorcee

If a Kohen proceeds to marry a divorcee, what are the consequences on 1. the Kohen (does he suffer karet ?) 2.the divorcee and 3. the children of this prohibited marriage (are the mamzerim?)


1. No, there is no kares. The prohibition is a regular negative prohibition, and the punishment of karet does not apply.

2. The divorcee retains the regular status of a divorcee.

3. The children are not mamzerim, but they will be chalalim – disqualified from Kehunah.

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