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Birkat HaChamah

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Birkat HaChamah: (lit. "the blessing of the sun"); the blessing of the sun which takes place once every 28 years
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.
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.
Excitement is building in Jewish communities throughout Ukraine in anticipation of the first Blessing of the Sun since the fall of the Iron Curtain.
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.
In exactly one month from now, millions of Jews from all types of backgrounds and communities across the world will take to the streets to participate in a rare prayer service performed once every 28 years.
Built from a stock of professional and amateur film and video, the centerpiece of “Blessing of the Sun” is a presentation of the 1981 gathering outside Lubavitch World Headquarters.
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