On Mad Men last evening, the new Jewish copywriter comes home, bringing groceries (like farmer's cheese, oy vay), and there's his Papa, tall, with a thick accent, a refugee from the old country, probably a widower, possibly a man with tattooed numbers on his arm, and what does the old man do? He blesses the boy with the traditional blesssing a father gives his son, hands on head. The blessing is in the book of Numbers, chapter six, verses 24-26. In the King James Version:
"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
"The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.
"The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."
Yisa Adonai panav elecha veyasem lecha shalom. -- DL