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Birkat Hachamh - Blessing on the Sun
When the sun returns to the same position, at the same time of the week, that it occupied at the time of its creation, we recite a special blessing.
This mitzvah was last performed on April 8, 2009.
Its next occurrence will be, G‑d willing, April 8, 2037.
Birkat Hachamh - Blessing on the Sun
An Overview of this Rare Blessing
Every 28 years the sun returns to the same position, at the same time of the week, that it occupied at the time of its creation. A special blessing, "the sun blessing" is recited to mark this event.
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