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News Reports on Birkat Hachamah

News Reports on Birkat Hachamah

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With the surrounding streets blocked off to accommodate the swelling crowd, thousands of people turned out for the historic Blessing of the Sun ceremony earlier this month in Moscow.
Complete with a small plane pulling a banner thanking G-d for creating the world, a historic Blessing of the Sun ceremony in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo drew the attention of national media.
With the rising sun reflecting off the Atlantic Ocean waves, Jewish residents of Florida took to the beach earlier this month for the historic Blessing of the Sun ceremony just before Passover.
Around 500 people gathered outside Houston, Texas’ central Jewish Community Center for a historic Blessing of the Sun ceremony. The area’s Chabad-Lubavitch centers helped coordinate the event.
Excitement is building in Jewish communities throughout Ukraine in anticipation of the first Blessing of the Sun since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
At least one American Jewish community, in a refrain of an action taken 28 years ago, is putting a message in a bottle as part of its Blessing of the Sun observances.
The centerpiece of “Blessing of the Sun” is a presentation of the 1981 gathering outside Lubavitch World Headquarters.
Jews from communities across the world will take to the streets to participate in a rare prayer service performed once every 28 years.
Solar Blessing Ceremony at Lubavitch World Headquarters
News clips of the historic 1981 gathering outside Lubavitch World Headquarters, where thousands of men, women and children blessed G-d for creating the sun.
Hebrew Festival marred: Rabbi arrested for observance of an ancient Talmudic ceremony in Tompkins Square.
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