Blessing of the Sun
Category: Spontaneous Moments
Photo and caption by Tali Perrin
Hassidic men in Israel blessing the rising sun - Birkhat HaChamah - a ceremony carried out once every 28 years as the sun returns to a position on the ecliptic calculated to be its position on the day of Biblical creation.
Location: Jerusalem, Israel by the 'Wailing Wall'
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