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I recently saw some drawings of the Kohen's hands during duchaning, not the way I do it. I put my two first fingers together without leaving a window. I would like to know if there is any valid way that includes putting those two fingers together. Thank you.

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marked as duplicate by Seth J, HodofHod, Bruce James, Monica Cellio Apr 15 '13 at 13:17

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Hi Mort, welcome to Mi Yodeya and thanks for bringing your question here. It might be helpful to give a little more information in your question as to what you saw and how it differs from what you understand to be correct. Even better would be to cite any source material you are aware of regarding this topic. –  user2110 Apr 8 '13 at 18:01
    
Since you haven't specified what your hand gesture is, it's impossible to know whether your way is valid. I'm closing this as "ambiguous, vague, incomplete". If you make it more specific, please leave a comment here with @msh210 and I'll be glad to reopen it. Note though that the answers at judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4598 may answer your question. –  msh210 Apr 8 '13 at 19:03
    
@msh210, what do you mean? "I put my two first fingers together without leaving a window." –  Seth J Apr 8 '13 at 19:17
    
However, this may be a dupe of judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4598/5 –  Seth J Apr 8 '13 at 19:18
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@double aa, do the fathers not teach the sons? –  Seth J Apr 9 '13 at 0:29

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The first answer to Kohanic Hand Gestures? (YDK Dec 15 '10 at 0:49) gives what I believe is the normative method as I think you describe it.

The last answer (DoubleAA Nov 11 '11 at 4:38) is the custom of the Gr"A where "you spread out all the fingers".

Could it be that you saw a drawing of the postioning of the fingers according to the Gr"A?

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Answers appear in different orders at different times and to different people. you may wish to identify them with links and/or by authorship and not by number. –  msh210 Apr 9 '13 at 17:59

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