05 December 2013

Rainy Days Are Here Again!

2 Tevet 5774
Last Day of Hanukah

We're having the most beautiful weather today - it's raining! Todah l'El! Baruch Hashem!

In celebration and thanks to HKB"H, I'd like to share an interesting chidush that was emailed to me. Feel free to add your comments.


********

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.

Regards from Jerusalem,
Shy Guy