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What if a Kohen can't make the traditional hand sign of the Priestly Blessing?

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Rabbi Ari Enkin

Rabbi Ari Enkin

Question: What if a Kohen can't make the traditional hand sign of the Priestly Blessing?

Dear Rabbi,
Is it possible for one brother to be able to make the hand sign of the Kohens and the other not? Thanks so much for any help you might offer.
Brother of a Kohen

Answer: Dear Kohen Brother,

It is certainly possible to have a Kohen who is unable to form the traditional hand formation during the Priestly Blessing. There is no cause for concern.

A Kohen who is unable to fully do so should simply try his best.

Best regards,

Rabbi Ari Enkin
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

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