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Tens of Thousands Attend Kotel Priestly Blessing

17 Nisan 5777 – April 13, 2017
The momentous event has occasionally been greeted with rocks thrown down from the Temple Mount by the current masters of the holy site.

Jewish Singer and Songwriter Leonard Cohen, 82 [video]

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 11, 2016
Leonard Cohen passed away this week at age 82.

Thousands of Kohanim Gather at Western Wall to Bless the People of Israel

17 Nisan 5776 – April 25, 2016
Tens of thousands of descendants of the priests of Israel gather each year to bless the Nation worldwide.

The Birkat HaCohanim Selfie

18 Tishri 5776 – September 30, 2015
On Wednesday morning, there was a mass Birkat HaCohanim (Priestly Blessing) during the morning prayers, where the Cohanim (priestly caste) blessed the people. I've never...

Parsha Behaalotchea: A Guide For…Parenting? Part II

8 Sivan 5774 – June 5, 2014
Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons

Birkat Cohanim

19 Tishri 5774 – September 22, 2013
On Sunday morning, the traditional Birkat Cohanim, Blessing of the Priests, was held in the Kotel courtyard. The Kotel was packed.

WoW Miss their Chance for Equality at Kotel Priestly Blessing

If the Women of the Wall want equality with men, why don’t they try to perform the Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall? Do tribal distinctions contradict “equality?” If so, who needs a Reform "rabbi?"

Video: Under the Prayer Shawl – Secrets of the Priestly Blessing

18 Nisan 5772 – April 10, 2012
"Under the Prayer Shawl - Secrets of the Priestly Blessing", was shot on location at the 2011 annual massive blessing by the Jewish Priests...

Photo Essay: Jerusalem Pilgrimage and Priestly Blessings 5772

18 Nisan 5772 – April 9, 2012
This year's Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem drew thousands of Jews (and a few gentiles as well) to the Western Wall. Take a look at these pictures and maybe you too can partake of the Biblical blessings.

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