Sun thing else!

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

This Passover is one for the celestial record books — religious Jews say it’s only the third time in history (that’s 5,769 years according to the Jewish calendar) that the holiday begins at the same time that the sun is in the exact position it occupied when it was created by God (not his real name). To mark this rare event, rabbis from Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights will lead a special “sun blessing” at Borough Hall.

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein from the Remsen Street orthodox synagogue sees the overlapping with Passover as more than a coincidence.

“The world is in turmoil and darkness. We all feel it, we’re one stop from Wall Street,” Weinstein told The Brooklyn Paper. However, “I feel like there’s light at the end of tunnel.”

Light, perhaps, but nothing having anything to do with the supposed Creation of the sun, planets and the universe. The light on Wednesday morning will merely be the sun coming over the horizon, said one noted astronomer.

“There’s nothing of significance on that day,” said Dr. Greg Matloff, an astrophysicist at City Tech in Downtown Brooklyn.

Birkat Hachamah, steps of Borough Hall [209 Joralemon St. between Court and Adams streets in Downtown Brooklyn, (718) 596-4840], April 8, 8:45 am.

Updated 5:12 pm, July 9, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Rick from Park Slope says:
You don't need gods to create suns. If you want to appreciate the sun, then study astrophysics. Its far more interesting than supernatural crapola.
April 7, 2009, 11:11 am

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: