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What is the Birkat Kohanim? The Jewish Priestly Blessing

Jun 6, 2019

יִשָּׂ֨א יְהֹוָ֤ה ׀ פָּנָיו֙ אֵלֶ֔יךָ וְיָשֵׂ֥ם לְךָ֖ שָׁלֽוֹם׃

Hashem bestow His favor upon you and grant you peace!

yi-SA a-do-NAI pa-NAV ay-LE-kha v'-ya-SAYM l'-KHA sha-LOM

Numbers 6:26

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:

Related Names and Places: Priesthood

Relate Bible Verses: Chapter 6

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