Apr 16, 2009

Birkat Hachamah


Once in every 28 years the sun returns to the same position, at the same time of the week, that it occupied at the time of it's creation.

G‑d made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night . . . And it was evening and it was morning, a fourth day.—Genesis 1:16-19

So, Birkat Hachamah, Blessing for the Sun, is only recited once every 28 years, which occurred last Wednesday, April 8th

Blessed are You, Lord
our G-d. King of the
universe, who reenacts
the works of creation

2 comments:

Bill Weber said...

Very nice, Michael. Your Birkat Hachamah posting really connects. THANK YOU!

An Exorcist said...

As the sun brings forth a new day, may this time bring about a new beginning.

Peace be with you, ~~Alex