Now, just because there's some rain today, it doesn't mean that our drought is over. This year's rainfall is less than half an "average" year, and that's not enough for our water usage. Note that I used the term "usage," and not "needs."
- Over the years, the government has signed agreements giving our Arab neighbors control over water.
- Public and private gardens are allowed water-guzzling plants like grass.
- Cleaning with high-powered water hoses is becoming more and more common.
That's just the tip of the iceberg, as the saying goes. That's from the scientific end, for those who don't see our water problem, the lack of rain, as a sign of a spiritual drought.
Certain Torah, Bible, passages and Chazal, our sages, make it clear that G-d controls the rainfall here in the HolyLand. And the quantity of rain that falls is dependent on how we well observe the Commandments.
It is clear that we, as a nation, are failing. Instead of G-d sending rain from the skies, the Arab terrorists are launching rockets to kill and destroy us.
We should be praying to G-d and following His commandments rather than running to the US and UN for assistance.
Yisrael, B'tach B'Hashem!
People of Israel, Trust in G-d!
Chag Urim Same'ach
May we have an enlightened Chanukah