Modern days, (thanks to Carl in J’lem)
Elsewhere aroundÂ Israel,Â Â tens of thousands of Jews sought out hilltops and rooftops to catch the first rays of the sun to recite the prayer.
Birkat Hakhama is said as the sun comes up to mark what according to Jewish tradition is the sun’s return to its position at the moment that the universe was created 5,769 years ago. It returns to the spot once every 28 years. Â More on Atlas>>>