Birkat Kohanim – Elderly Father

Question

We are Kohanim.

My elderly father can’t get up to do Birkat Kohanim, or even go out to the Shul for that matter.

What should he do?

Thanks

2 years

Answers

  1. Firstly, please accept my personal Bracha that your father be blessed with many more years in good health and nachat from his entire family!

    Due to his age and his frailty, if your father is somehow able to get to Shul, he does not need to leave the Shul when the Kohanim go to bless the congregation. That means that he can stay in his place and become the recipient of the Kohanims’ blessing.

    (However, you, of course, should go up to the front to bless if possible.)

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team