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376. When No Kohanim are Present
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 15:10 If there is no kohein in the congregation other than the shaliach tzibbur, he should not duchen. If he knows that he can duchen and then resume davening without confusion, then he may do so. If there are no kohanim at all, when the shaliach tzibbur reaches the bracha of Sim […]
375. A Minyan of Kohanim
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 15:8 Anyone standing behind the kohanim is not included in the blessing; those standing at their sides are included. If there’s a partition – even a wall of iron – between the kohanim and the congregation, they are still included in the blessing because they are facing the kohanim. Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim […]
374. A Kohein Who’s Just Not Such a Great Guy
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 15:6 If a kohein does not have any of the disqualifications discussed in Halachos 15:1-5, then he should duchen even if he is not a scholar or particularly scrupulous in his observance. He should duchen even if people gossip about him or if his business dealings are unethical. He should not be […]
373. A Kohein Who Drank Wine
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 15:4 Immaturity means that a young kohein should not duchen until his facial hair grows in. Intoxication means that a kohein who drank a reviis of wine at one time should not duchen until the wine’s effects wear off. This is because of the aforementioned connection between blessing and performing the Temple […]
372. A Kohein Who Killed
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 15:2 Physical defects includes kohanim with blemishes of the face, hands, or feet, such as fingers that are bent, crooked, or covered with white spots. These things will distract the congregation. A kohein who drools when he speaks or who is blind in one eye should not duchen. However, if a kohein […]
371. Kohanim Who May Not Duchen
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Tefillah u’Birkas Kohanim 14:14 In the Temple, the priestly blessing was recited daily, after the morning sacrifice. The kohanim stood on the steps to the Temple hall and recited the blessing as described above. Outside the Temple, it is recited after every prayer service except for mincha, as we have discussed. (Editor’s note: this does […]