My musings, reflections on life here in Shiloh, Israel. Original, personal, spiritual and political. Peace, security and Israeli sovereignty. While not a "group blog," Shiloh Musings includes the voices of other Jews in The Land of Israel.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Jewish People is a land-based people. One of the most valuable things the early Zionists did was to return us to agriculture.
Our Torah, our Bible gives us G-d's threats, warnings and promises. If we sin, the Land won't cooperate, won't give us the food we need. It won't rain, or it will rain at the wrong times.
Last year my neighbors and I enjoyed a rich fruitful, bountiful harvest as Shemitta, the Jewish Sabbatical Year, drew to a close. None of us could remember such massive quantities of fruit and grapes.
But this year is another story. Even the rare fruits which grew were infested or feasted on by birds before we had a chance to harvest them. G-d must be very angry with us.