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        10/16/2011, Tishrei 18, 5772

      Tens of Thousands at Birkat Cohanim

      Tens of thousands of people were participating in the Birkat Cohanim ceremony at the Kotel Sunday morning. The mass “blessing of the priests” takes place on Chol Hamoed Sukkot and Pesach, and is usually attended by over 100,000 people.

      Police were on high alert, and both Magen David Adom and Hatzalah rescue workers were at the site in large numbers. No incidents have been reported so far.