The fruit fly lives a lifetime in a day and says its Shabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends. prayers every half hour.
We A writ of divorce. Traditionally, only a man can grant his wife a get. Liberal Jews have amended this tradition, making divorce more egalitarian. our three score and ten and we say those prayers once a week.
The sun goes on for billions of years and we say a Birkat Ha-Hammah on its behalf once every 28 years.
So when does the earth pray?
Once a year is the Summer Solstice, Tekufat Tammuz.
The Earth it tilts and bends its planetary knees,
It leans and shuckles toward the sun
And says an Earthly A blessing.
And it’s a good one, a prayer of yearning and gratitude for light and warmth,
For the pleasures of summer and the magnificence of that tilt.
And as the planet davens, I will, too:
Before, Now and After,
This solstice morning I also gratefully bend to the sun
Precisely because it is not eternal.
It just looks that way to us fruit flies,
Whenever the Earth prays. Amen.