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US Ambassador joins scaled-down Birkat Kohanim at the Kotel

Just 20 people to be allowed at Sukkot Birkat Kohanim at Western Wall. 'I will pray for God's mercy,' says Ambassador Friedman.

Scaled-down Birkat Kohanim at the Kotelplayer

Birkat Hakohanim at the Western Wall - in pictures

Tens of thousands attend mass Priestly Blessing in Old City of Jerusalem during Passover festival.

Birkat Hakohanim at the Western Wall - in picturesplayer

AG nixes female 'Priestly Blessing' ceremony

Attorney General blocks Women of the Wall from holding 'Birkat Kohanot' ceremony at Kotel alongside Birkat Kohanim.

Attorney General nixes female 'Priestly Blessing' at Kotel

Thousands at Kotel for Birkat Kohanim, Hakhel

Security forces have reinforced the Old City since dawn as thousands expected to attend special ceremonies.

Thousands Flock to Kotel for Birkat Kohanim, Hakhelplayer

Chief Rabbi Lau: Next Year on the Temple Mount

At mass priestly blessing, chief rabbis add their blessings to Jewish people; 'Next year may we be blessed up at top of the Mount.'

Chief Rabbi Lau: Next Year on the Temple Mountplayer

Watch: 50,000 Attend Birkat Hakohanim at the Kotel

Tens of thousands attended the priestly blessing ceremony at the Kotel, and rabbis continue to greet the faithful until noon.

Watch: At Least 50,000 Attend Birkat Hakohanim at the Kotelplayer

Thousands at Western Wall for Birkat Kohanim

Traditional ceremony whereby the Cohen-priests bless the masses draws huge crowds every year.

Thousands Gather at Western Wall for Birkat Kohanimplayer

In Pictures: Priestly Blessings at the Kotel

Israeli Chief Rabbis join thousands of worshippers at this year's Sukkot 'birkat kohanim' at the Kotel in Jerusalem.

In Pictures: Priestly Blessings at the Western Wallplayer

Priestly Blessing at Kotel: Photos

Tens of thousands attended the traditional Birkat Cohanim blessing by the priestly caste at the Kotel.

Priestly Blessing at Kotel: Photos

Huge Crowds at Birkat Kohanim

Tens of thousands participated in the traditional Birkat Kohanim mass priestly blessing that took place Thursday morning at the Kotel

Huge Crowds at Birkat Kohanimplayer

70,000 at Kotel for Priestly Blessing

Police closed off all roads leading to Old City due to Birkat Kohanim prayer ceremony.

70,000 at Kotel for Priestly Blessing

Thousands Answer 'Amen' at the Priestly Blessing

Arutz Sheva brings you video and photos of the annual priestly blessing at the Western Wall.

Thousands Answer 'Amen' at the Priestly Blessing in Jerusalemplayer

Mobility Scooter at Kotel

Old City to be closed off to private vehicles during Passover. Birkat Kohanim scheduled for Thursday, 21.4.

New at Kotel for Pesach: Mobility Scooter

Priestly Blessing in Pictures

Members of the priestly class, Kohanim, gave a traditional mass blessing Sunday morning at the Western Wall.

Priestly Blessing in Pictures