A member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi, especially of that part of it which provided assistants to the priests in the worship in the Jewish temple.
- The Kohanim and Levites served in the Temple, and three times a year - during the holidays of Passover, Sukkot and Shavuot - all Jews were commanded to come to Jerusalem and visit the Temple.
- It is preferable that the Sanhedrin contain Kohen-priests and Levites as members.
- During this time, the Levites sang Hallel, repeating it several times until all had finished slaughtering.
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