The Jewish Surya Namaskar

Regular practitioners of Yoga do a Surya Namaskar—sun salutation every day.

Practitioners of Judaism have their own and completely different sun salutation—Birkat Hachammah. It is recited every 28 years and its next occurrence is in two weeks’ time.

So go find yourself a synagogue to attend, now. If you aren’t Jewish, ask a Jewish friend about a gentile-friendly synagogue. I can’t promise that the ceremony will be very interesting if Halakha and Yiddischkeit is not your cup of tea, but hey, will you forgive yourself if miss something that will happen again in 2037?

(A slightly scary thought: In 2037 i’ll be 57.)


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