During Passover and Sukkot, Jews make their way to the Western Wall, the remnant of the Second Temple, to receive a blessing from the Kohanim
Thousands of Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday to attend a special ‘Priestly Blessing’ prayer during the Passover holiday.
Worshippers were packed at Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza to receive a blessing from members of Judaism’s priestly caste.
Holding prayers shawls above their heads and covering their faces, the priests, known as “Kohanim” in Hebrew, began chanting the blessing, which begins: “The Lord bless you and keep you.”
The ceremony is held during Passover and Sukkot.
Considered Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall is a remnant of the compound of the Second Jewish Temple built by King Herod the Great, which was destroyed in 70 C.E.
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