The Priestly Blessings/ Background, translation, and commentary anthologized from Talmud, Midrashic, and Rabbinic sources Edited by Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz Translated by: Rabbi Avie Gold (95 Pages)Publisher: Mesorah, 1981
Aaron, the first High Priest, or Kohanim, bestowed his loving prayer upon Israel thirty-three centuries ago. Since then, the Kohanim have continued to stand before their congregants and raise their hands in blessing throughout Israel and the Diaspora. This book elucidates the history, laws, customs, and deeper meanings of the Priestly Blessings from laws and commentaries given in the Scripture, the Talmud, and years of Rabbinical literature. This summation of only three verses and fifteen words consists entirely G-d's fondest wishes of His children. These and many more questions are eloquently detailed in this concise volume of powerful explanations.