Announcing new release: Birkas Hachamo, “Blessing of the Sun”

February 22, 2009


NOW HEAR THIS: JEMnationblog is delighted to announce the release, in the near future, of a new and exciting video featuring the rare and esoteric once-in-28-year mitzvah, Birkas Hachamo.

The video will feature an intro with some background on the sun’s significance in Jewish life and history and the meaning behind the practice. The centerpiece will be the last performance of Birkas Hachamo, in 1981, together with the Rebbe. At the time, the Rebbe called for making a big event out of it, because of its rarity and the fact that it was a hakhel year. The four sichos the Rebbe said at the time are translated and subtitled, edited from three video sources, two audio sources, and since all that just isn’t enough (there are still a bunch of periods of “bad” footage), supplemented with never-before-seen pictures.

For info on Birkas Hachamo,  check out the dedicated section on chabad.org.



  1. when is the next one?

  2. Erev Pesach (April 8th, 2009) of this year.

    Be there or be square.

  3. Wow.
    looks exciting.

  4. Dude, it’s always a shnas hakhel.

    And yeah, looks really cool.

  5. I like the yellow/gold/sunlight/brightness theme you’ve got going on there…

  6. 3 Sichos

  7. what is it all about how long more Information please and if you can put a litel preview of it so i know

  8. Drop more info


  9. To Dovid
    Drop more info


  10. Patience, gentlemen. More time, more info. Good things come to those who wait.

  11. this blog is getting idle…errr

  12. I quote a few extremely educated and well versed children I happen to be personally acquainted with:

    “We want another one just like the other one!”

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