Monday, 25 April 2016

Birkat Kohanim~2016

I Would Recommend All Jews Attend at Least Once...

The Blessing began when Moses first blessed Aaron and has continued to this day. Jews traveled to Jerusalem to hear the blessing on the "High Holidays" before "islam" was even thought of. In Jerusalem, we hear the Birkat Kohanim every morning in synagogue.

יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ
May the LORD bless you and guard you... 
(Yevhārēkh-khā Adhōnāy veyishmerēkhā...)

יָאֵר יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ
("Yāʾēr Adhōnāy pānāw ēlekhā viḥunnékkā...)
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you...
יִשָּׂא יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace... 
("Yissā Adhōnāy pānāw ēlekhā viyāsēm lekhā shālōm.")

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