The Blessing of High Priest

Moadim Lesimcha. One of the beautiful Yom Kippur prayers was the request made by the כהן גדול after successfully completing the Temple service.

He requested that this be a year of abundant blessings and good decrees. It should be a year of prosperity with successful crops. It should be a year with adequate rainfall. Our women should have smooth and easy pregnancies and birth. It should be a year of peace where we are able to walk proudly and upright. We should be forgiven for all of our sins. And Israel should be independent without needing the assistance of any other nation.

May all of the כהן גדול’s requests come true for all of כלל ישראל. Gemar Chatima Tova!