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Thursday, December 05, 2013

It's raining, it's pouring

Received this morning from Shy Guy.
It’s raining, it’s pouring – in Israel!
Finally! In my 30+ years in Israel, I do not recall such a long dry spell from after Shmini Atzeret.
What’s today? Yes, it’s the last day of Chanukah 5774. But what else is it? It’s December 5th, the day that our fellow Jews start saying Vetain Tal Umatar Livrachah in Chutz La’Aretz.
Perhaps the Ribbono Shel Olam is telling us that if we behave like Galus Yidden vis-à-vis who is going to save your neck tomorrow or the next day, then we’ll be treated like Golus yidden for the most essential material resource we require.
אֶרֶץ אֲשֶׁר ה' אֱלֹהֶיךָ דֹּרֵשׁ אֹתָהּ תָּמִיד עֵינֵי ה' אֱלֹהֶיךָ בָּהּ מֵרֵשִׁית הַשָּׁנָה וְעַד אַחֲרִית שָׁנָה (דברים פרק יא פסוק 12).
Just a thought.

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At 4:53 PM, Blogger Gershon said...

How about, if Jews in chu"l and E"Y care about and pray for each other, we all benefit?

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Akiva said...

This is where we get ridiculous. Yes, it's DECEMBER 5, meaning according to the solar year - which is arranged according to the pattern of the physical world (365 day years), it's not "LATE" in the season for rain.

I guess nobody noticed it's the earliest Chanukah basically in our lifetime, so to say it didn't rain after Chanukah is certainly technically true, but per the seasons of the world we're 4 weeks ahead this year - meaning the rains came ON TIME.

This will get corrected with an extra Adar this year.

At 2:54 AM, Blogger debbie said...

I object to the notion that Jews in chu"l and E"Y don't care about and pray for each other. That is just plain incorrect.


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