VORT ON THE PARSHA
יברכך ה’ וישמרך (נשא ו:כד)May Hashem bless you and safeguard you
Birchas Kohanim is divided into three pasukim/sentences.
The first pasuk יברכך ה’ וישמרך contains two words, aside from Hashem’s name – alluding to the two months between Pesach and Shavuos.
The second pasuk יאר ה’ פניו אליך ויחנך contains four words, aside from Hashem’s name – alluding to the four months between Shavuos and Sukkos.
And the third pasuk ישא ה’ פניו אליך וישם לך שלום contains six words, aside from Hashem’s name – alluding to the six months between Sukkos and Pesach.
This shows us that the brachos – blessings from Birchas Kohanim extend year-round, from one Yom Tov to the next.Go back to Parshas Nasso