Monday, November 11, 2013

Rain or Shine, Rosh Chodesh Tevet Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh

So far we've been having a dangerously dry winter here in the Holy-Land. We're a week into the Jewish Month of Kislev, and it has rained just for just minutes and just a few times.  Some of this year's rains were so light, you could almost count the drops.

Rain is one of the things we must pray to G-d for. If G-d replies "no," then I won't be all that surprised. G-d must be pretty angry considering what the Israeli Government has been doing, playing up to foreign leaders instead of solidifying our sovereignty in this precious holy Land.

I wonder what the weather was when the Biblical Chana came with her husband Elkana to pray at the Mishkan, Tabernacle in Shiloh.  Was the earth parched like it is now?  Is that one of the reasons she asked G-d for a son who would dedicate his life to serving the Jewish People.  Chana lived during the time of Shoftim, Judges.  It was a time of anarchy, when people did what they wanted and ignored G-d's commandments.

For the past few years, I've been going to pray every Rosh Chodesh (the beginning of the Jewish Month) at that Biblical site, where Chana had prayed.   Rosh Chodesh Tevet is only a few weeks away.

Women's Prayers at Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Tevet

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
First of Tevet 5774, 8:30am
Tour of Tel Shiloh & Dvar Torah, Short Torah Lesson
Please come and invite family, friends and neighbors

תפילת נשים
ראש חודש טבת בתל שילה

יום ד' 4-12 א' טבת תשע"ד 8:30
יהיה דבר תורה קצר וסיור בתל
 כדאי לבוא ולהזמין חברות, משפחה ושכנות

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Anonymous said...

Something occurred to me during my praying just now, and then reading this post and one several days down.

I pray NOT...and that HaShem should put away any plans He might have for a big gerush of Jews from Yehuda and the Shomron, lo aleynu! You know that the land dries up when Jews are not living on her! See my comment on last Friday's post.

CDG, Yerushalayim

Batya said...

yes, CDG, I'm worried, too.