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One Shabbos during the Chazan's repetition of the Mussaf Shemoneh Esrei, I noticed a guest who is a Kohen (who seemed to be of Sefaradic stock) wrapping his sons in his tallis, with his hands on their heads, apparently giving them a blessing. I assume it has something to do with Bircas Kohanim. (This was in Chutz La'aretz, by the way.) Does anyone have any information about this custom?

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This custom is shared by almost Sepharadic people (North Africa + Middle East) and it's not specific to Kohen. Fathers (or Rav or Zaken) bless their son(s) (and/or other people) during Birkat Kohanim.

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