Thursday, May 8, 2014

Duchening in loafers


We say that a kohen is not supposed to perform birchat kohanim (duchening) in shoes, because we are concerned that he might need to tie or fix a lace, and his hands are supposed to be clean for this ritual. That might lead one to suggest that a kohen could perform birchat kohanim in loafers, which lack laces, but the "no shoes" rule is implemented across the board, and so loafers are not permitted.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:94:4)

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