Blessing of the Sun

There’s a lot of chatter on the internet about the meaning of the blessing of the sun (Birkas HaChamah), which occurs every 28 years and next on April 8, 2009, erev Pesach 14 Nissan when the sun returns to the exact position as it was on the day it was created. It’s been rumored to have occurred only twice before: at the time of Exodus from Egypt, and during the 3-day fast of the Purim story as recorded in the Megillat Esther.

Yet. This is not correct, as it occurred on erev Pesach in 1925, and the 28-year period did not even end in or near the year of the Exodus 2448 or of the Purim story in 3405, let alone erev Pesach of those years. In fact, we have to go back 3752 years to find a date when the blessing of the sun (Birkas HaChamah) was recited within a year of any significant Biblical or relevant historic event, and that was in 2017, when G-d made the Covenant with Abraham in 2018.

Nevertheless, the blessing of the sun (Birkas HaChamah) on April 8, 2009, erev Pesach, is not without its significance for us because, as we’ve discussed in numerous blogs, the Sun is what marks the arrival of Moshiach and G-d’s timetable for the geula. As we know, the tzaddikim of blessed memory have prophesied the year 5778 for Mashaich and the geula, and the radiance of the sun, as measured by its surface temperature, is 5778 K.

Moreover, as illustrated repeatedly in The Divine Calendar, nearly every significant Biblical date and event ends in the number 8, so April 8, 2009 being 8 years before the start of the 5778 period, which according to the overwhelming evidence in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe, should occur between 577.78 and 5778.28, could very well signal the beginning of the 8-year period of darkness that chazal has indicated would precede the brit of H’Moshiach, which not coincidentally occurs in 2018 CE, reflecting back on G-d’s Covenant (Brit) with Abraham in 2018 HC.

That the blessing of the sun, which connects us to Creation, occurs every 28 years is reflected in the 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse, “In the Beginning G-d created Heaven and Earth.”

ברוך אתה ה’ אלוקינו מלך העולם עשה מעשה בראשית”


“Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the Universe who makes the works of Creation.”

A simple blessing, right?

Kabbalistic technology reveals that the 9 final letters add up to 506, as in the first verse of the 42-Letter Name (Shem Mem-Bet or Ana B’koach) which as detailed in The Genesis Prayer is integrally connected with the Torah’s first verse and is the blueprint for Creation itself. And not coincidentally 506 is the numerical value of “Unconditional Love” and the complete value of “Moshiach Ben David”

Now considering that 5778 K, the surface temperature of the Sun is 2018 CE in the Western Calendar how extraordinary is it that the sum of those same 9 final letters in gematria sofit is 2017 when the kolel of 9 subtracted, just like the date 2017 HC when the blessing of the sun (Birkas HaChamah) was also recited.

Speaking of gematria, the gematria value of the full 9-word verse is 2712, which compares to the 7 words of the Torah’s first verse, which is 2701, and adjusting for the kolel of the 11 additional letters in the blessing, they are essentially the same value, 2701.

And while he last 2 words of the verse Ma’aser Bereshit, (מעשה בראשית) the works of creation, have the initials of the Shem Mem-bet (42-letter Name), the initials of the first 5 words add up to 54, as in 54 x 107 = 5778, bringing up everything else concerning 54 and 107 that we’ve previously discussed in other articles.  Moreover, the gematria sofit of the full blessing is 4232, a very graphic conjunction of 42 and 232, the value of the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH).

So when you do the blessing, make sure you also recite the Ana B’koach with the right consciousness and desire to connect to the tree-of-life reality and Mashiach, and meditate on it’s first line.