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Sefer Shimush Tehillim is a short and relatively little-known treatise attributed to Rav Hai recite Tehillim anyway for the efficacy of it as prayer is well-known. This part of the text includes the books Semiphoras and Schemhamforas (also spelled Schemhamphoras), and Sepher Shimmush Tehillim or Use of the. Psalms. Bassano's Kabbalistic books. Sefer Shimmush Tehillim claims if a person sings Psalm reverently seven times, you will be safe from all evil.

S: Salomonis Regis. Scheible adds the following footnote: "Mit Abbildung Fig. See J. Oh, God my Father and Lord of all goodness, who didst create all things by Thy word, and who didst prepare man in thy wisdom to rule over all creatures that were made by Thee, that he should rule over the world with holiness and righteousness, and judge with an upright heart. Give unto me that wisdom that is constantly around Thy throne, and cast me not out from among Thy children.

Intelligentia Hamel His Numeration is called Hod, that is, honorable confession, ornament, and renown. To him is accorded the left pillar, and he flows in through the order of Archangels, before the gods in Sphere of Mercury, adornment, safety and unanimity, and brings forth animals; His peculiar Intelligence is Michael, the representative of Solomon.

EE: "not or war or wrath, but of pity Sphaeram Mercurii Intelligentia Michael. His Numeration is called Jesod, that is, a foundation, and is denominated good sense, redemption and rest.

He flows in through the order of Angels, in Hebrew Cherubim in the Sphere of the Moon, to increase and decrease all things, supports and contributes the genius of man: his Intelligence Gabriel,74 a representative of Joseph, Joshua, and Daniel.

EE: "His number is called Jesod Angelorum, in Hebrew Cherubin in Sphaerem Lunae Intelligentiae Gabriel. His Numeration is called Malchuth, that is, a kingdom and dominion, and is termed the Church and house of God, and the door flows in through the Order of Animastic viz.

EE: "His number is called Malchat Animasticum of the believing soul Therefore, all the names of God and the ten Sephirot, are embraced in the Archetypum Archetype. In the intelligible world76 are included the nine choirs of the angels, or according to Dionysius , the ten blessed orders: EE: "In mundo intelligibili. Seraphim; 2. Cherubim; 3. Thrones; 4. Dominations; 5.

Powers; 6. Virtues; 7. Principalities; 8. Archangels; 9.

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Angels; and Blessed Souls. S, EE: "1. Cherubin; 3. Throni; 4. Dominationes; 5. Potestates; 6. Virtutes; 7. Principatus; 8. Archangeli; 9. Angeli; et Animae Beatae.

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In the first hierarchy are the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. These more than celestial spirits are called gods, or the sons of the gods, because they continually behold the order of divine providence. Being foremost in the goodness of God, they praise Him unceasingly and pray for us. The second in the being of God, according to form, and the third, in the wisdom of God, stand continually before God.

In the middle hierarchy are the Dominations, Powers, Virtues, as spirits of intelligence, to rule the whole world. The first command what the others perform.

The second prevent that which interferes with the laws of God. The third oversee the heavens and occasionally perform great wonders. These six orders of spirits are never sent upon the earth.

In the lower hierarchy are the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, which are ministering spirits to oversee earthly affairs. The first, in general, provide for princes and magistrates, and care for kingdoms and countries, each in his own especial sphere, as Moses declares in his song, Deut. And Jesus Sirach bears witness, that each nation has its angel as a director. Therefore did the Romans at all times invite the angel of their country.

The second are engaged in divine affairs, institute and regulate the worship of God among all men, and present the prayers, offerings and piety of men to God; 3.

For this reason the fourth hierarchy are added to the former as the souls of heavenly bodies Animae Corporum Colestium , the souls of Heroes, or demigods and of the Martyrs. The second are the chosen souls of the redeemed. The third are the souls of the innocent martyrs and followers of God, who offered up their lives, amid pain and suffering, out of love to God.

EE: Hervos, vel Heroas and of the Martyrum. Therefore, it is, that all creatures fear and honor him. The first course in Mundo Coelesti watches day and night. Primum Mobile Rechet Hagallalim. It continues from morning until night. From these the Heathens divided the angels into thirty-three orders. The first great light, communicates light, life and station out of the first course, and opposes others in the Sphaera Zodiaci, causes summer and winter, the spring of all the things of the elements: Hebrew Masloth, goes from evening to morning according to the twelve signs of the heavens.

But even if all things have their existence from God, the great First Cause, we should not despise other causes, according to changes in time, in the year, in the month, day and hour, neither should we regard these causes exclusively, and forget God, for in this manner heathen idolatry was instituted.

For this reason God does not regard time, because it robs him of his honor. For the heathens experienced that the heavenly spirits were not united with their bodies, as our souls are united with our bodies, but they could rejoice in the presence of God, and prepare their bodies without much labor to work with the lower creatures of God.

They regarded the celestial spirits as gods, and conferred divine honors upon them.

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Very often the Jews turned away from God and worshipped the host of heaven, and therefore the wrath of God was kindled against them. But on account of the order of all things, God has set them before us as his instruments, and which we, on account of their honorable office, are to regard as the noblest creation of God, and that we should honor them, next to God, according to their station, not as gods but as creatures, which he has appointed as twelve princes over the twelve gates of heaven, that they may admit what they received from the divine name, transposed twelve times.

Ezekiel writes: "The laws of the twelve tribes of Israel were thus written, and God Tetragrammaton ruled over them. Thus it is written in Revelations, that the stones in our heavenly city are planted in the ground, or that the Church of Christ is represented by the twelve names of the Apostles, including twelve angels and of them the name of Jesus, who received all the power of the Father, so that the heavens will receive what the angels give to them according to the will of God.

Therefore, there are twelve princes of angels, who represent the twelve signs of the Zodiac, and thirty-six, who represent so many Decuriis, and seventy-two angels, who represent so many Quinariis of heaven, of the seventy-two nations and languages of man. Likewise seven angels of the hosts for the seven heavens of the seven planets, to rule the world, etc. Also, four angels who represent the Triplicitatibus of the twelve signs of the Zodiac and the four elements.

All of these have their names and signs which the philosophers used in their works, signs, images, clothes, mirrors, rings, cards, wax-figures, as if they had a sun-work before them, and they called them the names of the Sun and his angels, and likewise of others, etc. In the third place, they designated the lowest angels as servants. These they distributed over the world, and named them after the seven planets, and these have their special course after the four elements and after the four parts of the air and earth — of the daytime several Diurnos, several Nocturnos, several Meridianos,81 not that they are subordinate to the influence of the stars as the body which they represent, but that they are more nearly related to the star-body-kind-time than others, otherwise they might be everywhere, as each human being has three angels, for God has ordained that each human being shall have his good angel as a protector, who also strengthens the spirit and urges and exhorts us to what is good and commendable, that we may fly from what is fati malignitatem.

The angel and his impulses come from the stars. In the third place are the Genii of man who govern birth, and are joined to each perfection in man. These are recognized from the star which is the Lord of the births. The Chaldeans seek this Genium in the Sun and Moon. The evil one out of the sixth house.

But each one will learn to know him through natural inclination, to which every one was inclined from his youth. On this account he is called the birth-angel, who is sent into the world by God. Of this the Psalmist says: "Thou hast made the spirit of man as a flame of fire.

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If, however, a virgin or a companion becomes marriageable, he may be liberated from the glass, and our time of life will be extended. Diurnos, nocturnos, meridianos: Of the day, of the night, of midday. Fati malignitatem: Evil fate. This is referred to as Ars Pyronomica 'the art of controlling the fire'. It refers to an obscure alchemical process; in the terminology of spiritual alchemy it refers to controlling one's astral body.

Josten explains the latter in his introduction to Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica: "In another dark passage, which alludes to the philosophers' mercury and its replacement by the Sun, i. XII, , p. And then again he has another character in the number of God, Hesed — the right and scepter of God, through which he finds favor in the sight of God and all his creatures.

Therefore, through the other divine numbers, and through the angels and stars a man becomes impressed with signs and characters of conscience, which causes him to be happy at one time and unhappy at another.

Therefore, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, take three small pieces of wood from the door-sill over which the thief passed in leaving the place where he committed the theft, place them within a wagon-wheel, and then through the hub of the wheel say the following words: "I pray thee, thou Holy Trinity, that thou mayest cause A, who stole from me B, a, C, to have no rest or peace until he again restores me that which he has stolen. If a man knows himself and realizes that he is created in the image and likeness of God, he will acknowledge God the Creator before all things, and afterward the world and all its creatures.

Experiment to discover a thief. To this end the soul must first be purified, and dedicated to God through faith; a pure heart and constant joy in the spirit are requisites.

He must possess love to God and his fellow-man, and then he may arrive at a perfect state and become like unto the Son of God. He will become united with God, and will once more be like him. It is not given to angels nor to any creature to unite with God, but only to man, and he may become his son; and when this takes place, so that he overcomes himself, he overcomes and can draw to him all other creatures and command their obedience.

To attract someone. But our spirit, word, and act, have no power in magic and knowledge, if they are not everywhere strengthened by the word of God, which we should hear often. Christ says: "What ye have done unto the least of mine, that have ye also done unto me. On the other hand there are others who will be rejected. For Christ also says: "I was hungry and thirsty and ye gave me no meat and drink, depart from me ye workers of iniquity, into outer darkness. And thus God led all creatures to Adam in order to have them named, and their names indicated some peculiar quality or part possessed by each.

Moreover, the celestial office to which man is ordained by God, endows him with power to confer life, and tells him what to encourage, what to elevate, what to suppress in his cause Sphaera, and to perform wonderful works with full devotion toward God, etc.

What Man Receives from the Order of Angels. Man becomes strengthened with wonderful power through the order of angels, so that he declares the divine will. From the Seraphim, that we cling with fervent love. From the Cherubim, enlightenment of the mind, power, and wisdom over the exalted figures and images, through which we can gaze upon divine things, etc. From the Thrones, a knowledge of how we are made and constituted, that we may direct our thoughts upon eternal things. From Dominations, assistance to bring into subjection our daily enemies, whom we carry with us constantly, and enabling us to attain salvation.

From Powers, protection against human enemies of life. From Virtues, God infuses strength into us, enabling us to contend against the enemies of truth and reward, that we may finish the course of our natural life. From Principalities, that all things become subject to man, that he may grasp all power, and draw unto himself all secret and supernatural knowledge. From Archangels, that he may rule over all things that God has made subject to him, over the animals of the field, over the fishes of the sea, and over the birds of the air.

From the Angels he receives the power to be the messenger of the Divine will. What Man may Obtain from the Twelve Signs. In Aries, the vegetables of earth obtain new vigor, the trees sap, and females become better adapted to propagate the human species.

In this sign the fecundity of all creatures is limited and regulated. It has Sunday for its peculiar time and end. In Taurus, all transactions and enterprises are prospered and fostered, so that they may go forward according to the will of God, but to this end constant prayers are necessary, and particularly on Sunday.

In Gemini, the angels have power over bodily changes and travel from one place to another over the heavens and through the course of the stars — have power over the motion of the waters in rivers and in the sea, cause love between brethren, friends, and neighbors, and give warning against dangers, persons, and objects. In Leo, the angels have power to move every living thing, to multiply their species, to watch, and in certain manners to judge. And through the gift of God they confer Physicam, Medicinam, and Alchymiam.

In Virgo, the spirits have power to subvert kingdoms, to regulate all conditions, to discriminate between master and servant, to command evil spirits, to confer perpetual health, and give to man Musicum, Logicam, and Ethicam. In Libra, the angels derive from God great power, inasmuch as the Sun and Moon stand under this sign.

They have power over danger, warfare, over quarrels, and slander — lead armies in all quarters of the earth, cause rain, and give to man Arithmeticam, Astronomiam, Geometriam. EE: "Virtutum Sphaerem solis Intelligentia Raphael His number is Nezach, that is, triumph and victory; to him is accorded the right pillar, and signifies eternity, the justice of God, and avenger; he flows in through the Order of Principalities or in Hebrew Elohim, that is, God in the Sphere of Venus, love and justice.

He produces all Vegetable growth and his peculiar Intelligence is Haniel, and the angel Cerviel72 is David's representative. Principatum or through the Hebrew Intelligentia Hamel His Numeration is called Hod, that is, honorable confession, ornament, and renown. To him is accorded the left pillar, and he flows in through the order of Archangels, before the gods in Sphere of Mercury, adornment, safety and unanimity, and brings forth animals; His peculiar Intelligence is Michael, the representative of Solomon.

EE: "not or war or wrath, but of pity Sphaeram Mercurii Intelligentia Michael. His Numeration is called Jesod, that is, a foundation, and is denominated good sense, redemption and rest. He flows in through the order of Angels, in Hebrew Cherubim in the Sphere of the Moon, to increase and decrease all things, supports and contributes the genius of man: his Intelligence Gabriel,74 a representative of Joseph, Joshua, and Daniel.

EE: "His number is called Jesod Angelorum, in Hebrew Cherubin in Sphaerem Lunae Intelligentiae Gabriel. His Numeration is called Malchuth, that is, a kingdom and dominion, and is termed the Church and house of God, and the door flows in through the Order of Animastic viz.

EE: "His number is called Malchat Animasticum of the believing soul Therefore, all the names of God and the ten Sephirot, are embraced in the Archetypum Archetype. In the intelligible world76 are included the nine choirs of the angels, or according to Dionysius , the ten blessed orders: EE: "In mundo intelligibili. Seraphim; 2. Cherubim; 3. Thrones; 4. Dominations; 5. Powers; 6. Virtues; 7. Principalities; 8. Archangels; 9. Angels; and Blessed Souls.

S, EE: "1. Cherubin; 3. Throni; 4.

Dominationes; 5. Potestates; 6. Virtutes; 7. Principatus; 8. Archangeli; 9. Angeli; et Animae Beatae. In the first hierarchy are the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones.

These more than celestial spirits are called gods, or the sons of the gods, because they continually behold the order of divine providence.

Being foremost in the goodness of God, they praise Him unceasingly and pray for us. The second in the being of God, according to form, and the third, in the wisdom of God, stand continually before God.

In the middle hierarchy are the Dominations, Powers, Virtues, as spirits of intelligence, to rule the whole world. The first command what the others perform. The second prevent that which interferes with the laws of God. The third oversee the heavens and occasionally perform great wonders. These six orders of spirits are never sent upon the earth.

In the lower hierarchy are the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, which are ministering spirits to oversee earthly affairs. The first, in general, provide for princes and magistrates, and care for kingdoms and countries, each in his own especial sphere, as Moses declares in his song, Deut. And Jesus Sirach bears witness, that each nation has its angel as a director. Therefore did the Romans at all times invite the angel of their country. The second are engaged in divine affairs, institute and regulate the worship of God among all men, and present the prayers, offerings and piety of men to God; 3.

Tehillim pdf shimmush

For this reason the fourth hierarchy are added to the former as the souls of heavenly bodies Animae Corporum Colestium , the souls of Heroes, or demigods and of the Martyrs. The second are the chosen souls of the redeemed. The third are the souls of the innocent martyrs and followers of God, who offered up their lives, amid pain and suffering, out of love to God. EE: Hervos, vel Heroas and of the Martyrum. Therefore, it is, that all creatures fear and honor him.

The first course in Mundo Coelesti watches day and night. Primum Mobile Rechet Hagallalim. It continues from morning until night. From these the Heathens divided the angels into thirty-three orders. The first great light, communicates light, life and station out of the first course, and opposes others in the Sphaera Zodiaci, causes summer and winter, the spring of all the things of the elements: Hebrew Masloth, goes from evening to morning according to the twelve signs of the heavens.

But even if all things have their existence from God, the great First Cause, we should not despise other causes, according to changes in time, in the year, in the month, day and hour, neither should we regard these causes exclusively, and forget God, for in this manner heathen idolatry was instituted. For this reason God does not regard time, because it robs him of his honor. For the heathens experienced that the heavenly spirits were not united with their bodies, as our souls are united with our bodies, but they could rejoice in the presence of God, and prepare their bodies without much labor to work with the lower creatures of God.

They regarded the celestial spirits as gods, and conferred divine honors upon them. Very often the Jews turned away from God and worshipped the host of heaven, and therefore the wrath of God was kindled against them. But on account of the order of all things, God has set them before us as his instruments, and which we, on account of their honorable office, are to regard as the noblest creation of God, and that we should honor them, next to God, according to their station, not as gods but as creatures, which he has appointed as twelve princes over the twelve gates of heaven, that they may admit what they received from the divine name, transposed twelve times.

Ezekiel writes: "The laws of the twelve tribes of Israel were thus written, and God Tetragrammaton ruled over them. Thus it is written in Revelations, that the stones in our heavenly city are planted in the ground, or that the Church of Christ is represented by the twelve names of the Apostles, including twelve angels and of them the name of Jesus, who received all the power of the Father, so that the heavens will receive what the angels give to them according to the will of God.

Therefore, there are twelve princes of angels, who represent the twelve signs of the Zodiac, and thirty-six, who represent so many Decuriis, and seventy-two angels, who represent so many Quinariis of heaven, of the seventy-two nations and languages of man. Likewise seven angels of the hosts for the seven heavens of the seven planets, to rule the world, etc.

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Also, four angels who represent the Triplicitatibus of the twelve signs of the Zodiac and the four elements. All of these have their names and signs which the philosophers used in their works, signs, images, clothes, mirrors, rings, cards, wax-figures, as if they had a sun-work before them, and they called them the names of the Sun and his angels, and likewise of others, etc.

In the third place, they designated the lowest angels as servants. These they distributed over the world, and named them after the seven planets, and these have their special course after the four elements and after the four parts of the air and earth — of the daytime several Diurnos, several Nocturnos, several Meridianos,81 not that they are subordinate to the influence of the stars as the body which they represent, but that they are more nearly related to the star-body-kind-time than others, otherwise they might be everywhere, as each human being has three angels, for God has ordained that each human being shall have his good angel as a protector, who also strengthens the spirit and urges and exhorts us to what is good and commendable, that we may fly from what is fati malignitatem.

The angel and his impulses come from the stars. In the third place are the Genii of man who govern birth, and are joined to each perfection in man. These are recognized from the star which is the Lord of the births. The Chaldeans seek this Genium in the Sun and Moon. The evil one out of the sixth house. But each one will learn to know him through natural inclination, to which every one was inclined from his youth.

On this account he is called the birth-angel, who is sent into the world by God. Of this the Psalmist says: "Thou hast made the spirit of man as a flame of fire. If, however, a virgin or a companion becomes marriageable, he may be liberated from the glass, and our time of life will be extended. Diurnos, nocturnos, meridianos: Of the day, of the night, of midday. Fati malignitatem: Evil fate.

This is referred to as Ars Pyronomica 'the art of controlling the fire'. It refers to an obscure alchemical process; in the terminology of spiritual alchemy it refers to controlling one's astral body. Josten explains the latter in his introduction to Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica: "In another dark passage, which alludes to the philosophers' mercury and its replacement by the Sun, i.

XII, , p. And then again he has another character in the number of God, Hesed — the right and scepter of God, through which he finds favor in the sight of God and all his creatures. Therefore, through the other divine numbers, and through the angels and stars a man becomes impressed with signs and characters of conscience, which causes him to be happy at one time and unhappy at another.

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Therefore, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, take three small pieces of wood from the door-sill over which the thief passed in leaving the place where he committed the theft, place them within a wagon-wheel, and then through the hub of the wheel say the following words: "I pray thee, thou Holy Trinity, that thou mayest cause A, who stole from me B, a, C, to have no rest or peace until he again restores me that which he has stolen.

If a man knows himself and realizes that he is created in the image and likeness of God, he will acknowledge God the Creator before all things, and afterward the world and all its creatures. Experiment to discover a thief. To this end the soul must first be purified, and dedicated to God through faith; a pure heart and constant joy in the spirit are requisites.

He must possess love to God and his fellow-man, and then he may arrive at a perfect state and become like unto the Son of God.

He will become united with God, and will once more be like him. It is not given to angels nor to any creature to unite with God, but only to man, and he may become his son; and when this takes place, so that he overcomes himself, he overcomes and can draw to him all other creatures and command their obedience.

To attract someone. But our spirit, word, and act, have no power in magic and knowledge, if they are not everywhere strengthened by the word of God, which we should hear often. Christ says: "What ye have done unto the least of mine, that have ye also done unto me. On the other hand there are others who will be rejected. For Christ also says: "I was hungry and thirsty and ye gave me no meat and drink, depart from me ye workers of iniquity, into outer darkness.

And thus God led all creatures to Adam in order to have them named, and their names indicated some peculiar quality or part possessed by each. Moreover, the celestial office to which man is ordained by God, endows him with power to confer life, and tells him what to encourage, what to elevate, what to suppress in his cause Sphaera, and to perform wonderful works with full devotion toward God, etc.

What Man Receives from the Order of Angels. Man becomes strengthened with wonderful power through the order of angels, so that he declares the divine will.

From the Seraphim, that we cling with fervent love. From the Cherubim, enlightenment of the mind, power, and wisdom over the exalted figures and images, through which we can gaze upon divine things, etc. From the Thrones, a knowledge of how we are made and constituted, that we may direct our thoughts upon eternal things.

From Dominations, assistance to bring into subjection our daily enemies, whom we carry with us constantly, and enabling us to attain salvation. From Powers, protection against human enemies of life.

From Virtues, God infuses strength into us, enabling us to contend against the enemies of truth and reward, that we may finish the course of our natural life. From Principalities, that all things become subject to man, that he may grasp all power, and draw unto himself all secret and supernatural knowledge.

From Archangels, that he may rule over all things that God has made subject to him, over the animals of the field, over the fishes of the sea, and over the birds of the air.

From the Angels he receives the power to be the messenger of the Divine will. What Man may Obtain from the Twelve Signs. In Aries, the vegetables of earth obtain new vigor, the trees sap, and females become better adapted to propagate the human species.

Tehillim pdf shimmush

In this sign the fecundity of all creatures is limited and regulated. It has Sunday for its peculiar time and end.

In Taurus, all transactions and enterprises are prospered and fostered, so that they may go forward according to the will of God, but to this end constant prayers are necessary, and particularly on Sunday.

Shema Yisroel, Adonai Elohainu, Adonai ekhad. The Shema is an affirmation of faith, and it was often recited by martyrs who chose death over revocation of Judaism or conversion. It does appear on some amulets, and it is also used with other Biblical passages in the mezuzah, an object which has been viewed as one with protective power. The mezuzah lit.

What follows the Shema is often referred to as V'Ahavta "And you shall love" , the opening word to the first of these verses, Deut. Following these are Deut. The word Sheddai, a Name of God meaning "Almighty", is written on the reverse of the parchment. The mezuzah verses not only state that one should be devoted to God and carry out and remember His commandments, but also teach this to one's children, and display one's devotion in various physical ways, including the marking of the doorpost.

At times the mezuzah was believed to protect the home. In the medeival period, in some countries, extra verses or charms were added for further protection, and they were believed to be powerful devices; I have read one account, quoted in two sources, of a bishop asking for one for his home! Mezuzot should be checked periodically to make sure the parchment is intact and in order; in centuries past this was very important, especially if one wished to keep evil out of their home. Today, some Jews wear a miniature mezuzah as a charm on a necklace, as an affirmation of faith.

Although I'm not certain, the custom of wearing a mezuzah as jewelry may have gained popularity during World War I, when some Jewish soldiers attached them to their watch-fobs for luck and protection, and " Some scholars consider the mezuzah an amulet or talisman, or at least feel that in certain eras it should be classified as such.

To support this theory they relate examples of medieval mezuzot which contain extra materials, such as extra Names of God, angel names, and even magic symbols. Others disagree, insisting it is simply the fulfilment of a commandment and an affirmation of faith, regardless of additional "enhancements" made by the superstitious.

In my personal experience, it's been mostly the latter, but with a hint of the former. One incident comes to mind: When I moved out of my parents' house, my father, who is a well-educated and rational person, said, "Make sure you get a mezuzah.

Besides, it's good luck. This blessing was originally to be said Aaron and his sons of the Israelites; it was later said by the Kohanim priests over the people.