Blessing the children
02 Sep 2015 12:52 #2649 by Israel
Replied by Israel on topic Blessing the children
So I inquired about this to a man at KA in Kiryat Sefer and he told me there's no fixed custom on # of hands. Since the MA practice generally is to say birchos cohanim (yivarechecha) along with the regular bracha, some do two. Also many in MA do it 3x, once at night, once schacharis, and once motzei shabbos. Most do all at home. Some do in shul if kids are grown up, davening with you, but going home to their own houses.
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