Birkat Hachamah

It’s a Jewish tradition that states that every 28 years the sun returns to the same place, at the same time, and at the same day of the week . . .where it was at the moment of creation.

It turns out that today, April 8, is they day.

At dawn on Wednesday, some devout Jews around the world began observing a ritual that comes around only once every 28 years.

The Birkat Hachamah, or Blessing of the Sun, marks the moment, according to some rabbinical scholars, when the sun returns to the spot in the sky it occupied during creation.

In hundreds of places, from Israel and Italy to New Zealand and Kyrgyzstan, observant Jews planned to rise before dawn for outdoor prayers and dancing.

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