RE: [yellowspringshavurah] blessings over the sun EVENT!
Sorry I missed you this morning – the sun seems particularly strong today, too – WYSO announced a sun-glare warning!
The kids studied this in Hebrew/Sunday School recently--we can't join you this morning, but plan to go out, look at the sun, and say the blessing. What a wonderful thing!
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--- On Tue, 4/7/09, Jay Rothman <jrothman@...> wrote:
From: Jay Rothman <jrothman@...>
Subject: [yellowspringshavurah] blessings over the sun EVENT!
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 11:46 AM
All, as i read about bircat hahamah events around the world, i note it is really
to be a collective, communal event. how about meeting together at the golf
course wednesday (tomorrow) at 8 am (followed by coffee in our home)?
or better, come to our home (1050 East Herman St). at 7:55 and we'll walk
out to the field and say the short blessing together?!
hope to see many of you bright (i hope) and early.
On Apr 7, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Jay Rothman wrote:
> Hi All,
> On wednesday, from sunrise to 3 hours later, we are blessed with the
opportunity to acknowledge the blessings of the sun. here is a brief description
of the observance that rabbi elisha wolfin (from zichron yaacov) sent. Enjoy!
> "The Talmud teaches us that every 28 years the sun returns to its
> setting, which was set on the fourth day of creation. 28 years have
> and this Wednesday it will happen again!!! Many Jews throughout the world
> will be holding special services to commemorate this event. You can do it
> too! When you first see the sun this coming Wednesday, you may want to
> the following blessing: Baruch Ata HaShem, Eloheinu Melekh HaOlam, Osseh
> Ma'asei Bereshit (Blessed are you HaShem, sovereign of the universe,
> does the deeds of Creation). Remember: you are not blessing the sun, you
> blessing its Creator. It is an opportunity to recognize that unlike other
> sources of energy, the sun is generous, it never changes its prices
> free), it will NEVER boycott Israel… and it is clean."
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