Birkat Hachama

Birkat Hachama: Blessing on the Sun

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This video is class 3 of 12 in the series The Jewish Calendar.

In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Michael Taubes presents an overview of the unique Bikat Hachama, blessing on the sun. This bracha is only said once every 28 years, and falls out this year on Erev Pesach. Rabbi Taubes explains the reason and calculations behind the bracha, as well as provides insight into the significance of the event.