Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Tzom Asara b'Tevet
UPDATE! Kerry extends Jerusalem visit due to weather
S Secretary of State John Kerry extended his stay at a Jerusalem hotel because of weather conditions. Kerry is likely to use the extension to hold a number of additional meetings at the hotel with representatives of the Israeli government.
'Biggest' snowstorm of the year threatens Northeast this weekend
Another round of wintry weather will slug the eastern half of the United States starting Friday, threatening to leave as much as a foot of snow by Sunday.
Last Sunday, December 8th, the top two leaders in the Israeli government coalition made these remarks...
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “I’m ready for a historic compromise that ends the conflict between us once and for all,”....
Finance Minister Yair Lapid: "...the only solution on the table is the implementation of the principle of two states for two peoples. I sincerely hope that [the Prime Minister] exhibits the kind of historic courage required to pay this price,"....
Comes HKB"H and says: " 'Historic'? 'Historic'? I'll give you historic."
'Historic' Israeli Snowstorm
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat: "We are battling a storm of rare ferocity."
And then HKB"H threw in a couple of earthquakes so no one should misunderstand.
Earthquake Felt in the Dead Sea Area
An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was felt in the vicinity of the Dead Sea on Thursday night.
Earthquake in Arad...
An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale was felt in Arad, a southern Negev city, and in the area surrounding the Mount Hevron region. There have been no reports of damage or injuries.
But are those responsible listening??? Apparently not.
Kerry and Netanyahu to Meet in Jerusalem
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Friday morning with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon will be in attendance as well.
SNOW, SNOW, SNOW IN THE HOLY CITIES!
Snow Shuts Down Tzfat
Predictions of Unprecedented Snowfall
At least 50 centimeters of snow have fallen on Jerusalem by late Friday morning. Weather forecasts predict continuous snowfall through Saturday, with up to a meter (approximately 3 feet) predicted for the Jerusalem area.
On the very day that we remember the beginning of the siege on Jerusalem and mourn the coming destruction, Archangel Micha'el - the snow angel - the guardian and defending angel of Am Israel - is "standing up" as Prophet Daniel foretold, to say that the siege which the nations are preparing to wage on Holy Yerushalayim today will not result in a third destruction, but in a Third Beit Hamikdash! But, woe to the nations who are preparing today's siege on Jerusalem:
"At that time Michael will stand, the great heavenly prince who stands in support of the members of your people, and there will be a time of trouble such as there had never been since there was a nation until that time...." (Daniel 12:1)
Is this 'historic' snowfall a result of Micha'el "standing up"? Time will tell. Funny that aside from the snowman, the snow angel is what children most love to make in the fresh fallen snow.
May this finally be the last of the fast days. Shabbat shalom!