Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Page title
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Blessing with Love: Understanding the Mitzva of Birkas Kohanim

Hashem's Blessing

My wife and I once found ourselves in an extremely difficult situation and went to discuss the problem with our shadchan, Rav David Cohen, Rosh Yeshivas Chevron, in Jerusalem. He told us that Chazal say that listening to ten kohanim say Birkas Kohanim is a powerful segula. Many people experiencing suffering and hardships have found relief after doing this.

Getting ten kohanim together at the same time was not an easy task, but my wife and I were finally able to do it. All of the kohanim showed up, and we received their bracha with hope and prayer that Hashem would help us. The very next day, we met the person who was instrumental in helping us solve our problem.

The source of Rav David Cohen's advice is in the Zohar: “During Birkas Kohanim the Divine attribute of mercy is strong throughout the world. Anyone who prays that their suffering should be removed will be answered” (Naso 147b).

“And they [the kohanim] should put my Name upon the Jewish people and I will bless them” (Bamidbar 6,27). Perhaps there is no greater expression of Hashem’s great love of am Yisrael than Birkas Kohanim. Let us investigate some of the halachos of this mitzva and understand how Hashem’s devotion to His children is expressed through Birkas Kohanim.


Text Copyright © 2011 by Rabbi Daniel Travis and Torah.org


 






ARTICLES ON NETZAVIM AND VAYEILECH:

View Complete List

Judging the Day of Judgement
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5764

Reflecting Back on Shemittah
Shlomo Katz - 5761

Heard but not Seen
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Greatest Wonder of All
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

Do It For the Kids
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5759

Family Values
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5769

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

"The Man Who Blesses Himself In His Heart Saying..." Wasn't Totally Wrong
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

He Will Return
Shlomo Katz - 5767

The Secret of Teshuvah
Shlomo Katz - 5772

ArtScroll

Passing Yichus
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5761

Sputterless
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

This Time, Let's Do It Right
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

> Timely Teshuvah
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760

For the Love of G-d
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Facing the Covenant
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764

Why Bring the Children?
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5762



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information