This is an interesting background behind the reasons for the recitation of Bichat Hachama, the blessing of the sun, once every twenty-eight years.
Boiled down, Jews recite the blessing over the sun once every twenty-eight years, sometime in Nissan, on a Wednesday, to commemorate the anniversary of the sun's creation and it's return to its actual starting orbit, or starting point in the sky, if you will.
I've only really got this to say: If the month of Nissan, or rather, the vernal equinox, is when the sun was actually created, then how can we also possibly believe the beginning of the world, the creation, happened during the week before Rosh Hashana.
Just another of hundreds or thousands of contradictions, to which the inevitable, and quite stupid answer, is: Eilu v'Eilu Divrei Elokim Chaim - both are the words of a living God.
Yeah. Right. Puh-LEAZE!
BERLIN (Reuters) – A German mathematician who died 450 years ago has been sent a letter demanding that he pay long-overdue television license fees, residents at his former address said on Wednesday.
Germany's GEZ broadcast fee collection office sent the bill to the last home address of Adam Ries, an algebra expert who bought the house in 1525. A club in his honor was set up at the property four centuries later.
"We received a letter saying 'To Mr Adam Ries' on it, with the request to pay his television and radio fees," said Annegret Muench, who now heads the club.
Muench returned the letter to the GEZ with a note explaining the request had come too late because Ries had died in 1559, centuries before the and radio. She nonetheless received a reminder a few weeks later.
This was not the first time the GEZ had sent a bill to those in the afterlife. Last year, a school named after poet received a reminder asking him to declare all radios and televisions in his home and pay the corresponding fees.