What is the Birkat Kohanim? The Jewish Priestly Blessing

By: Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell
June 6, 2019

The Birkat Kohanim is an ancient prayer from the Torah that speaks to our highest hopes for blessing. The blessing originates from the Book of Numbers.

This ancient and powerful blessing links us back to Aaron, the first High Priest of Israel, and to God- the origin of all blessing.

Watch the video below to learn more about this powerful blessing and how and when it is recited in our times:

Shira Schechter

Shira Schechter is the content editor for TheIsraelBible.com and Israel365 Publications. She earned master’s degrees in both Jewish Education and Bible from Yeshiva University. She taught the Hebrew Bible at a high school in New Jersey for eight years before making Aliyah with her family in 2013. Shira joined the Israel365 staff shortly after moving to Israel and contributed significantly to the development and publication of The Israel Bible.

Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell


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