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Humming During Birkat Kohanim

Humming During Birkat Kohanim Question: Shalom Ha'Rav, I would like to understand why the humming of the kohanim during birkat kohanim is not considered an interruption of the blessing. I understand the purpose is to allow the congregation to say the prayer regarding dreams but the humming usually goes on much longer than the actual blessing. If it is an interruption should I still answer amen at the conclu ...

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Officiating at Wedding of Non Religious Couple

Question: I've been asked to officiate at the upcoming wedding of one of the colleges students that participated in our outreach program many years ago. Although the couple is jewish, they and their familes remain very "Viet" from yiddishkeit. Several issues have arisen. 1. Regarding the date, am I to ask that they please not make the date during the sifira dates or is that something I shouldn't make an iss ...

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