G-d willing we'll have to pray indoors or maybe we'll tramp throught the mud as the sun shines for an hour in between the rainfalls.
Last Rosh Chodesh, Kislev, we were horrified to see the blackened areas of the Tel Shiloh. Electric Company workers had accidentally started a fire early in Cheshvan. We had naively believed that there would be green growth by now on Rosh Chodesh Tevet. This was probably the driest Kislev recorded, unless today and tomorrow are blessed with a month's rain.
Our fire was nothing in comparisan to the one in the Carmel, but all fires are bad and potentially very dangerous. The fire at Tel Shiloh wasn't near the buildings, thank G-d. And considering the massive size and lack of control during the Carmel fire, it's miraculous that more people weren't killed or injured. G-d has been very good to us.
It's obvious that G-d is trying to wake us up, and a gentle tap on the shoulder hasn't sufficed so far, so there has been a change in gears.
This morning the sky is a welcome grey, heavy clouds and the odor of rain to come. G-d willing, the Heavens will open and we'll be blessed with rain, so next month on Rosh Chodesh Shvat, Tel Shiloh will greet us green and flowered.