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v. To recite the Priestly Blessing.
n. The platform in front of the Ark of the Covenant from which the priests would bless the people in ancient times.
"Because it was Yom Tov, we had duchening today."
"I recently found out that if I don't duchen I must leave the sanctuary during this prayer."
"Jonathan's a kohen so once he's Bar Mitzvah, he'll be able to duchen in synagogue." (Glinert)
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Yiddish דוכענען dukhnen, from Hebrew/Aramaic דוכן duchan 'platform' (Steinmetz).
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A synagogue ritual where the kohanim recite the Priestly Benediction (Num. 6:24-26), blessing the rest of the congregation.
In Israel, this occurs every day, elsewhere it only occurs on holidays.
The English verb duchen inflects regularly (He duchened, He duchens, We were duchening etc) (Steinmetz).
One contributor mentions that the term can still be used to mean a platform, such as the sentence, "the Rov delivered his drosh from the duchen."
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