The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Today, September 2018, Yom Tov. Sukkot festival.

But the blessing, of course, is for all God’s children…

Wikipedia:

The Priestly Blessing or priestly benediction, (Hebrewברכת כהנים‬; translit. birkat kohanim), also known in rabbinic literature as raising of the hands (Hebrew nesiat kapayim), or Dukhanen (Yiddish from the Hebrew word dukhan – platform – because the blessing is given from a raised rostrum), is a Hebrew prayer recited by Kohanim (the Hebrew Priests, descendants of Aaron).

According to the Torah, Aaron blessed the people after offering sacrifices, and YHWH promises that „I will place my name on their hands” (the Kohanim’s hands) „and bless them” (the Jews receiving the blessing). 

Numbers 6, 23-26

22 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
כג  דַּבֵּר אֶל-אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל-בָּנָיו לֵאמֹר, כֹּה תְבָרְכוּ אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל:  אָמוֹר, לָהֶם.  {ס} 23 ‘Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying: On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel; ye shall say unto them: {S}
כד  יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ.  {ס} 24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee; {Amen}
כה  יָאֵר יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ.  {ס} 25 The LORD make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; {Amen}
כו  יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם.  {ס} 26 The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. {Amen}
כז  וְשָׂמוּ אֶת-שְׁמִי, עַל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַאֲנִי, אֲבָרְכֵם.  {ס} 27 So shall they put My name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.’ {Amen}
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