Traditional Priestly Blessing at Western Wall
by Hana Levi Julian
(IsraelNN.com) Some 30,000 Jews streamed into the Western Wall plaza early Monday morning to attend the traditional Birkat HaKohanim -- the blessing bestowed by the Jewish priestly class, the Kohanim, on the People of Israel, during the morning prayer service.
The special blessing is performed during the three festivals in which Jews are enjoined to make a pilgrimage "up to" Jerusalem, the Holy City. The ceremony was performed in the presence of numerous Chief Rabbis, past and present, including Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, and the Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. Israel National News TV was also there, and broadcast the event live.
Rabbi Rabinovitch said that the massive flood of people that packed into the site proved that all Jews feel a sense of belonging, a deep connection to the site, regardless of whether they are observant or secular. The Wall, he emphasized, is at its core the spiritual home of every Jew...
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Rabinovitch said the Wall is at its core the spiritual home of every Jew, Apparently Rabinovitch knows about as much as the priests who failed to demand their right to bless Israel from the TEMPLE Mount. God save Israel from ghetto Jews!
Jerusalem is the crown of Israel and the TEMPLE Mount is the crown jewel, not the wall!
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