Birkat Hachamah / בִרְכַּת הַחַמָּה

A rare Jewish blessing recited once every 28 years thanking G-d for creating the sun ☀️

Birkat Hachamah for Hebrew Year 5797 occurs at dawn on .

Birkat Hachama (Hebrew: ברכת החמה) refers to a rare Jewish blessing that is recited to the Creator, thanking Him for creating the sun. The blessing is recited when the sun completes its cycle every 28 years on a Tuesday at sundown. Jewish tradition says that when the Sun completes this cycle, it has returned to its position when the world was created.

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Dates for Birkat Hachamah

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Birkat Hachamah 1953 23 Nisan 5713
Birkat Hachamah 1981 4 Nisan 5741
Birkat Hachamah 2009 14 Nisan 5769
Birkat Hachamah 2037 23 Nisan 5797
Birkat Hachamah 2065 2 Nisan 5825
Birkat Hachamah 2093 12 Nisan 5853

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Birkat Hachama" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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