Monday, August 21, 2017
Judaism provides a framework of meaning for the entirety of our lives. Our ancestors feared the phenomenon of the solar eclipse, believing it to be a bad omen for the world. They assigned no blessing to the moment of viewing such a miracle. Today we are lucky to understand that an eclipse poses no danger to us; only an opportunity to gaze (carefully!) at the natural world with wonder. We have arranged a series of prayers to celebrate this occasion. You can find them here.