Definition of priestly blessing
: a Hebrew blessing of the people pronounced by a cohen or cohanim in a synagogue on festival days in accordance with the command and formula of Num 6: 22–27; also : an English translation of this blessing pronounced by a rabbi at various occasions (as at a bar mitzvah)
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Origin and Etymology of priestly blessing
translation of Late Hebrew bīrkhāt kōhānīm
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