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What do you do by Duchaning when there is no Levi or Bechor to wash the Kohain's hands?

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I believe the Cohen washes his own. If I recall correctly, the Gemara just talks about how Cohanim wash. Having someone else do it is the Zohar.

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Does the Cohen wash himself or does another Cohen wash him? – Gershon Gold Oct 15 '10 at 2:50
I think he washes his own. – Shalom Oct 15 '10 at 12:46
Source........? – Seth J Jul 16 '12 at 1:45

If there is no levi, a bechor (firstborn) should do so. If there aren’t any bechorim, then the kohein should wash his own hands (M.B. 128 sk. 22).

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