n. The priestly blessing.
"Tens of thousands of worshippers filled the Western Wall, or Kotel, Plaza on Monday morning for the Birkat Hakohanim (priestly blessing) performed en masse at the Kotel during Passover and Sukkot." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
TH ברכת הכהנים 'blessing of the priests'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
To duchen is to recite the Priestly Blessing.
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