Is the bracha שככה לו בעולמו still said on natural wonders? It is in my siddur but I have never heard it said, rather, people often opt to say עושה מעשה בראשית. Which bracha would be said on a natural wonder such as the Grand Canyon or the Himelayas?


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שככה לו בעולמו is actually said on beautiful animals or people.

If you're thinking of שכוחו וגבורתו מלא עולם, then the custom is to say it only on thunder, and to say עושה מעשה בראשית on most other natural phenomena and wonders. See here and here.

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    Is it still said or not?
    – Double AA
    Commented May 8, 2014 at 17:27
  • I thought that משנה הבריות is said on beatufiul animals or people?
    – Sean
    Commented May 11, 2014 at 10:52
  • That's for "unusual looking" animals or people
    – eliyahu
    Commented Apr 24, 2022 at 17:22

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