09 July 2015

An Untimely "Blood" Moon

22 Tamuz 5775

I have resisted using this terminology beause it originated from an impure source, but there's no denying that its usage has caught on so quickly and has penetrated the common vernacular so thoroughly that it must contain an important message.

We know that the moon represents Israel, so all the talk of "blood" moons immediately draws a connection between Israel and blood. There are two ways a person becomes covered in blood. Either they are the victim or the perpetrator. In this instance, what is Hashem warning us about? Will Israel be the intended victim or the cause of bloodshed - or both???
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After Gay Marriage Decision: Surprise Blood Moon Displays in Sky Only Over America
On June 30, 2015, a surprise blood moon appeared in the sky, that was only seen in the United States.
According to the National Weather Service, large wildfires in Canada have been burning. Due to extremely high winds, smoke from these fires have traveled into the United States.
According to NBC-Chattanooga, “the smoke should remain in the higher atmosphere and not affect air quality, it gives the moon and sun a rosy glow.
...This ironically occurred right after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize homosexual marriage nationally.
In this specific instance, I think it is a warning that American Jews are in special danger because of that court ruling. We should all bear this in mind while we pray for the safety of all Jews everywhere.