Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Halocho #207 - Sky gazing

When seeing comets or falling stars one says the Bracha of "Baruch... Oseh Ma'aseh Breishith" - "... Who makes the work of creation". ברוך אתה ה' אלקינו מלך העולם עוֹשֶׂה מַעֲשֶׂה בְּרֵאשִׁית The Bracha on falling stars can only be said once per night even of one sees different meteors every time. One can only say the Bracha once per comet, unless 30 days have passed since one last saw it. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 60:2 - Danny Tuesday, 20 Marcheshvan 5769

Please daven for a complete recovery for Tamar bat Naama - תמר בת נעמה

1 comment:

  1. Very close!

    For Halocho #207, you mention the Berocho for sky gazing which is Oseh Ma'aseh Bereishis.

    Just a few Halachos later in the Kitzur Shulchan Oruch, you will see that this is the same Berocho that will be said in less than five months from now for the brightest thing we see in the sky in its same position every 28 years.

    How did it occur to me to write this to you? You see, this is blog #207, which is the Gematria of "Ohr" - light, and indeed this coming Bircas HaChama will be the 207th time from the sun's creation that it is in its same orbital position!

    For more fascinating info on this phenomenon, you can check out my blogspot www.gematriot.blogspot.com
    "Countdown to Bircat HaChama".

    P.S. B'Ezras Hashem, for Rosh Chodesh Kislev, I have plans on writing a special blog on learning Halacha every day (Why am I writing this for Chodesh Kislev and what does this have to do with Gematria - you will find out). Now that I just discovered your blogspot - it comes in perfect timing because I now plan to mention your link in my upcoming blog on Halacha.