Monday, April 02, 2007

Birkat Hahama - 2 years from today

The first Birkat Hahama of the Internet Age will occur 2 years from today - Erev Pesah, 5769.

In case you didn't have enough things to think about on Erev Pesah...

Be'ezrat Hashem, that year, we'll be saying Birkat Hahama in the morning, and bringing our Korban Pesah in the afternoon.

19 Comments:

At Tue Apr 03, 03:30:00 PM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. Birkat Hahama is one of the most obscure Mitzvot, no doubt part of the Sod HaKets.

 
At Thu Apr 05, 12:20:00 AM 2007, Blogger Rafi G said...

I wonder what the significance of that is...

 
At Thu Apr 05, 01:42:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember hearing that only 2 times in past history was Birchas Hachama recited Erev Pesach the 1st time was at Yetzias Mitzrayim, the second time during the Miracle of Purim, this upcoming Birchas Hachama which for only the third time in history will fall out on Erev Pesach seems to fit in perfectly with the the way things are shaping up in the world...all the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place for the arrival of THAT day, the day Hashem wil redeem us.

 
At Thu Apr 05, 09:58:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nevertheless, we hope, pray, and expect that "the arrival of THAT day, the day Hashem will redeem us" won't be still 2 years in the offing.

... Achakeh lo bekol yom sheyavo

 
At Thu Apr 05, 10:22:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also in 5685/1925 Birkat HaHama was said on Erev Pesach. So what was said here is not completely true. There is no significance to Birkat HaHama falling on Erev Pesach. But: 5769 will be phenomenal year for other reasons and Birkat HaHama is part of the clue. But: Do not believe in those who predict Moshiach this year. Though 5769 will be a year of unique progress which we have been waiting for so long, it will not be the end. Wait and see.

 
At Fri Apr 06, 04:15:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, do not believe in those who predict Moshiach this year. But also do not believe those who predict that Moshiach won't be revealed to us this year. As Rambam points out in the 12th of the Ikkarim Shel HaTorah HaKedosha, it is incumbent upon us Jews to expect and await the arrival of Moshiach every day.

-- MAOZ

 
At Fri Apr 06, 07:29:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Maoz, it does not say you have to expect him to come today. You have to every day live in expectance, so that you will do steps to bring is coming closer. I think that is was the Chafetz Chayim who publically announced that Moshiach will not come this year at a time many were going crazy. Also, I suggest read Iggeret Teiman. It is as clear as the sky that Moshiach will not come this year.

 
At Sun Apr 08, 02:50:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then, too, you don't really need to do tshuva 'til the day before you die.

-- MAOZ

 
At Tue Apr 10, 01:29:00 AM 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are saying it yourself. May we all live until 120, but every day can be our last. However, national redemption cannot come today. It is close, but not that close.

 
At Sun Apr 13, 12:05:00 AM 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Kotzke Rebbe in 1925 gave a drsha on Shabbat Hagadol saying that there will be only 3 Birkot hahama ever.The first was on Yiziat Mizrayim,the second was at Shabbat Godola at the time of Purim and the final one will be erev Pesach in not a long time and will signal the geula bezrat hashem.
( Sichot-Mair Einei Hachamim Mhadura Tenina Page 52)
I heard this at a shiur on Shabbat By Rabbi Ari Kahn in Givat Zeev (Zayin b Nissan 5768)
Avraham Ben Eliyahu

 
At Mon Apr 14, 12:33:00 PM 2008, Anonymous Avraham Ben Eliyahu said...

To clarify my comment no 10.I would like to state that the remarks relate to 3 birkot hahama that will occur only in Nissan.

 
At Wed May 07, 12:21:00 AM 2008, Blogger גילוי said...

Avraham ben Eliyahu,

Birkat HaChamah is in Nissan every time for at least the last few hundred years.

 
At Sat Aug 09, 11:09:00 PM 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if yetzias mitzraim was in the year 2448 how could that be a year of Birchas Hachama when it is every 28 years starting in the year 29,57....etc.
It comes out that the year 2437 was the 87th time, and the next time was in the year 2465.
Can any explain?
(Was yetzias mitzraim in the year 2448?)

 
At Fri Oct 24, 07:26:00 AM 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you know the bircas hachama is said on erev pesach? The equinox comes out on March 20, and the following Wednesday is March 25, Erev Rosh Chodesh.

 
At Tue Nov 11, 03:38:00 AM 2008, Anonymous Iggheret Teiman said...

BS"D

Of course you have to expect Mashiach any day. What is the idea of quoting Iggeret Teiman to say the contrary?

 
At Mon Jan 12, 12:39:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding whether Birchas Hachama was said on the year of yetzias mitzrayim, if you look at the Star K's recent pamplet about the topic, in the last footnote, it mentions "anonymous'" question about how could it have been said in the year 2448 among other questions. It could be that what the "meyer einey chachamim" meant was that the last birchas hachamah that the was said before yetzias mitzrayim - although not neccesarily the same year - fell on erev pesach.

 
At Wed Jan 21, 04:52:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Spectorsky said...

I have read too that Birkat hachama falls on Nissan, 14 only 3 times (during 6000 of jewish history). I've also read explanation that there were in fact 11 times that Birkat hachama falls on Nissan,14, but birkat hachama before Purim and Exodus were related to geula and greate miracles. So we sli ghtly hope that 5769 (this year is the last of this series till 6000)will be start of geula.
However, I've check it by my own program and found 12 times (not 11) falling birkat hachama on Nissan, 14. I interesting, I can post these numbers...

 
At Wed Mar 25, 04:12:00 AM 2009, Anonymous Tracey said...

@Anonymous: Thanks for mentioning that Star-K article. It gives a lot of clear information I haven't seen elsewhere. For those who don't want to go digging for it, here's the link: http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-BirchasHachama.htm

 
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