Monday, March 30, 2009

Birkat HaChama

I know that I haven't blogged for a while, been busy (well there's a creative excuse ;>)

The entire Jewish World is abuzz with talk about ברכת החמה which we will אי"ה recite next Wednesday morning.

If you want to read details of this rare occurrence, Rabbi Gil Student has put together an ebook of various blogs on the topic which gives very good background to this special mitzva. I would highly recommend printing it out for Shabbat reading.

If you want a copy of the text for Birkat Hachama in a printable format, put together a clearly laid out 6 page PDF with the order of the service in Hebrew and English

As always, Wikipedia has a good explanation of this Mitzva, don't forget to look at the External Links at the bottom of the page.

Finally, in case you missed it, DovBear has a fascinating article about Birkat HaChama from the New York Times in 1897, well worth a read.


Anonymous said...

יצא לאור 'ברכת החמה' חדש ברוב פאר והדר על ידי מכון אור חדש.

Rabbi Yisroel Yosef Cyprys said...

Hi...Just wanted to update and share with you that I have prepared a One-Page Downloadable file text for upcoming Birchas Hachama ... you can get it here:

Kosher Un Freilichen Peasach!
Rabbi Yisroel Yosef Cyprys