Mass 'Priestly Blessing' held at Jerusalem's Western Wall

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Published on April 22, 2019 - Duration: 00:45s

Mass 'Priestly Blessing' held at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Thousands gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday to attend a special 'Priestly Blessing' prayer during the Jewish holiday of Passover.

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Mass 'Priestly Blessing' held at Jerusalem's Western Wall

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Thousands gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday (April 22) to attend a special 'Priestly Blessing' prayer during the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Worshippers were packed at Jerusalem's Western Wall plaza to receive a blessing from members of Judaism's priestly caste.

Holding prayers shawls above their heads and covering their faces, the priests, known as "Kohanim" in Hebrew, began chanting the blessing, which begins: "The Lord bless you and keep you".

Considered Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall is a remnant of the compound of the Second Jewish Temple built by King Herod the Great, which was destroyed in 70 AD.

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