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Posted by: Rabbi Elazar Meisels 5/29/2007 1:11 PM

“May Hashem turn His face toward you and grant you peace.” 6:26

  • And grant you peace – To conclude all of these beautiful blessings, the Kohanim request that Hashem grant us peace, the receptacle in which all of these blessings will be held. – Ibn Ezra, Chizkuni

Since a blessing can only be appreciated when it is accompanied by peace, the word Shalom [peace] is actually considered one of the names of Hashem, the source of all blessing. Aside from the obvious implications of this idea, it also points to the fact that when we fail promote peace amongst one another, we drive away blessing, and the Divine Presence itself.

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