Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Chapter 60:4-6
Blessing Recited over Unusual Sights

4. A person who sees a rainbow recites a blessing: Boruch Attoh A-d-o-n-o-i E-l-o-h-e-i-n-u Melech ho'olom zocher habris v'ne'emon bivriso v'kayom b'ma'amoro. (Blessed are You, G-d, our Lord, King of the Universe, Who remembers the covenant, who is faithful to His covenant and Who keeps His word.)

It is forbidden to gaze extensively at a rainbow.

5. On seas* and tall mountains of international repute, one should recite the blessing oseh ma'aseh vereshis.

* {The Shulchon Oruch 228:1 states that upon seeing the Mediterranean Sea, one should recite the blessing: Boruch Attoh A-d-o-n-o-i E-l-o-h-e-i-n-u Melech ho'olom oseh hayom hagodol. (Blessed are You, G-d, our Lord, King of the Universe, Who creates the great Sea).

However, other authorities recommend that the text of the blessing should be amended to the past tense, she'osoh hayom hagodol. They also maintain that the blessing should be recited only when one sees an ocean (Mishnoh B'rurah ibid, 2,3).}

6. Those who see the sun at the beginning of the cycle - i.e., once every twenty-eight years when the spring equinox falls on a Tuesday evening - should, on Wednesday morning when the sun shines, recite the blessing: Boruch Attoh A-d-o-n-o-i E-l-o-h-e-i-n-u Melech ho'olom oseh ma'aseh vereshis.

Before the blessing, Psalms 148, which begins "Halleluy-oh, Praise G-d from the heavens...," is recited. Afterwards, the blessing is recited, then the hymn Ei-l Odon until its conclusion, v'chayos hakodesh, and then Psalm 19, which begins "The heavens declare the glory of G-d..." Afterwards, Oleinu and kaddish are recited.

BackBlessing Recited over Unusual Sights
Paragraphs 1-3
   Blessing Recited over Unusual Sights
Paragraphs 7-9
Next
Table of Contents

Halacha-Yomi, Copyright (c) 2000 ProjectGenesis, Inc.

 

ARTICLES ON VAESCHANAN:

View Complete List

Making Connections
Shlomo Katz - 5772

Appreciating Our Blessings
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5761

Moshe's Prayers (and Ours)
Shlomo Katz - 5762

ArtScroll

For You Not Me
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5763

You Can't Plead Everyone
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

The One And Only
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5768

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Double Standards
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

Torah Study - Review vs. New
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5758

Even Closer to HASHEM
Rabbi Label Lam - 5775

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Basic Tenet of Jewish Life
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5763

Getting Our (National) Act Together
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5757

Facing the Challenge
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5763

> Starting With the Best Materials
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5759

With Your Own Ears
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Dont Judge G-d
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5775

The Double Nation
Shlomo Katz - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information