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Tens of thousands of mispallalim participated in the traditional Birchas Kohanim at the Kosel, which is held on the second day Chol Hamoed of every Sukkos and Pesach.
The Chief Rabbis of Israel; Rishon L’Tzion Hagaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef and HaGaon HaRav Dovid Laud were present along with Rav of the Kosel & Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz.
B’chasdei Hashem the events, Birchas Kohanim for Shachris and Musaf, passed without incident amid a heavy presence of security forces.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)