Blessing the Sun: Photos from Brooklyn to B’Nei Brak

Blessing the Sun over Tel Aviv (Sandy Teperson)

Blessing the Sun over Tel Aviv (Sandy Teperson)

On the eve of Passover 5769, Jews around the world celebrated the Blessing of the Sun (Birkhat HaChama).

Here are some photographs from around the world of the festivities. I’ve chosen and arranged them intending to give you a feeling of the celebrations as they were happening. You will get the most value out of these images by viewing each set as a unit rather than scrolling through to see all the photos together. Enjoy!

Location: Brooklyn Bridge

Photographer: Sam Feinstein-Feit (Shir Yaakov)

Birkat HaChama 2009/5769

Location: Woodmere, NY (Congregation Beth Emeth)

Photographer: Charlie Roemer

Birkhat HaChama, Congregation Beth Emeth

Location: Miami

Photographer: James Kirkpatrick (photos for sale here)

Sun Rising in Miami

Women Praying at Dawn

Miami Sunrise

—– Click on the link to see a wealth of photos from Atlanta, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and B’nei Brak —–

Location: Atlanta, GA

Photographer: Dave Bender of Israel At Level Ground

Atlanta Jews Bless the Sun

Location: Gan Sacher, Jerusalem

Photographer: Jewlicious

Birkhat HaChama, Gan Sacher

Birkhat HaChama, Gan Sacher 2

Birkhat Hachama, Gan Sacher 7

Birkhat HaChama, Gan Sacher 5

Birkhat HaChama, Gan Sacher 3

Location: Roof of the Azrieli Towers, Tel Aviv

Photographer: Sandy Teperson

Birkhat HaChama, Tel Aviv 1

Birkhat HaChama, Tel Aviv 6

Birkhat HaChama, Tel Aviv 2

Birkhat HaChama, Tel Aviv 4

Birkhat HaChama, Tel Aviv 3

Location: B’Nei Brak

Photographer: Dan Bar Dov

Birkat HaChama in B'Nei Brak

Birkhat HaChama, B'nei Brak 4

Birkhat HaChama, B'nei Brak 4

Birkat HaChama, B'nei Brak 3

A big thank you to all the photographers who allowed me to share their photographs with you.

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2 Responses to Blessing the Sun: Photos from Brooklyn to B’Nei Brak

  1. arbis says:

    Check out Youtube video of Birkat Hachama in Maale Adumim, Israel:

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