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Under the Prayer Shawl

Secrets of the Priestly Blessing

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Published: October 9, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 17

(15) Pearlie, March 25, 2015 3:41 PM

very powerful

This was very moving and powerful. Ijust wish more people could Israel and the Jewish people as I do. There is so much to do and see. Yes I was in a modern city with so much history. At time when so many nations and are again them they keep moving ahead. G-d bless all and kee up the good work

(14) Sara, June 25, 2013 6:03 PM

This video is a blessing

I had to replay it three times because I was so moved by it. I prayed along with the Priestly blessings as if I were there. I will keep this and replay as long as I can.

(13) Anonymous, April 3, 2013 1:25 AM

Under the Prayer Shawl

Beautiful. I don't even have Jewish lineage and I was moved !
Thank you for this very interesting Video.

(12) Tamar Lea, October 3, 2012 1:27 AM

Seemingly missing rabbinic guide

as much as it's appreciated to have such a nice insight... 1) as respect for g-d's name we only say ado-nay in prayers 2) filming the women might have been a little inconsiderate of their zniut.. i always get annoyed when men come into the women's section in the synagogue 3) as far as i know, this blessing is recited in yom tov so actually you are not allowed to record it.

Anonymous, September 19, 2013 6:51 PM

Not completely true

Hi Tamar, I agree with your second comment on modesty and privacy for the women, but regarding the other two... 1) Hashem's name may be said if an entire verse of the Bible is said and in this case, the three blessings are each entire verses 2) This takes place in Jerusalem, where the priestly blessings are recited every day including Chol Hamoed, the semi-mundane part of Passover where many work activities are permitted. ( Note the loud speaker at the Western Wall!). However, I appreciate that you are concerned that halacha is followed, I just wanted others to see that Aish didn't violate some of your ideas Have a nice Yom Tov!!

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