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Fast Facts about Birkat HaChammah

  • 5769/2009 marks the 206th 28-year cycle of the sun.
  • A minyan is not required for the service, but preferred. An individual can recite the blessings alone┬ábut is encouraged to pray with a community, however small.
  • One stands to recite the blessings.
  • The blessings should be recited early in the day, and the sun should be visible. If clouds obscure it, the ceremony usually is not conducted.
  • An elaborated congregational service is provided online by Kehillaton.com. For the complete file, click here.