Daily Aliya for Shemini, Sheni (2nd Aliya)
Aliya Summary: After concluding the offering of all the sacrifices, Aaron blesses the people with the priestly blessing. Moshe and Aaron bless the Jewish people that G‑d’s presence dwell in their handiwork, and, indeed, the Divine presence visibly descends upon the Tabernacle.
The Torah spelled “yadav”, his hands, without the second “yud”, making the word resemble “yado”, his hand. From here comes the tradition of the kohanim holding their two hands together as one during the priestly blessings.