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"Newcomers Only!"

To paraphrase the language of the Mishna, the overseer of the lotteries would cry out: "Newcomers only! Whoever has never once offered the incense, let him come and draw lots!"

The Talmud expounds on this and states emphatically that in all the hundreds of years that the Holy Temple stood, no man ever repeated the incense service. This fact in itself translates into an amazing detail: there were so many priests in each family clan that a lottery gathering never once took place (and this scene was replayed every day over many hundreds of years) wherein everyone present had already performed this service!

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