Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Blessing Of The Sun - Birchat HaChama - ברכת החמה

This is an interesting background behind the reasons for the recitation of Bichat Hachama, the blessing of the sun, once every twenty-eight years.

Boiled down, Jews recite the blessing over the sun once every twenty-eight years, sometime in Nissan, on a Wednesday, to commemorate the anniversary of the sun's creation and it's return to its actual starting orbit, or starting point in the sky, if you will.

I've only really got this to say: If the month of Nissan, or rather, the vernal equinox, is when the sun was actually created, then how can we also possibly believe the beginning of the world, the creation, happened during the week before Rosh Hashana.

Just another of hundreds or thousands of contradictions, to which the inevitable, and quite stupid answer, is: Eilu v'Eilu Divrei Elokim Chaim - both are the words of a living God.

Yeah. Right. Puh-LEAZE!

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