Monday, December 10, 2012

The mitzvah of receiving a blessing via the kohanim


One who lives in a community where the kohanim perform birkat kohanim (conveying a Divine blessing to the community) is obligated to go receive it, whether he or she is living in a place where this is done daily, or only where this is done on Yom Tov.

Those who cannot go due to work, illness, responsibility for those who are ill, or responsibility for small children, are in the category of oness and are exempt.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 5:20:23)

חג אורים שמח,

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