Thank G-d for the Sun: The once-in-28-year Mitzvah

Last time it happened, President Reagan was just elected, no one thought that the Soviet Union would fall, the personal computer was science fiction, and the Internet was a government research tool.

While much has changed since, on the morning of April 8th, 2009 we will gather en masse to thank G-d for a phenomenon that remains unchanged for the past 5,769 years—the sun rising daily in the east and bathing us with its life-sustaining light.

Browse our Birkat Hachamah section and discover the origins of this rare ceremony, how is it observed, and its relevant lessons. Enhance the blessing by joining with others at a local Birkat Hachamah event.

Wishing you and yours a kosher and happy Passover!

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