Sunday, December 9, 2018

Wonderful Weather, Rain and Rosh Chodesh Prayers

It's winter here in the HolyLand, and if we don't get lots of rain in the winter, that's bad news. So, when we had three days of rain, I was happy.

Our sages tell us that weekend/Shabbat rains are the greatest gifts from Gd. It's a time we're not supposed to travel. We are lucky to live near the synagogue, so there's no inconvenience. As long as electricity works, and the heat is on, I'm not going to be tempted to complain. 

This morning, when the sun showed its golden strength, not hidden by clouds and rain, everything was sparkling and clean. Leaves looked like emeralds, decorated by rubies, diamonds and other gems. The blue silk sky was exquisite as I walked down to Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh for our Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers. Yes, Gd planned the dry sunny weather to coincide with our Rosh Chodesh Tevet prayers.

Next month is Shevat, and the Rosh Chodesh Women's Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, site of the Mishkan, Holy Tabernacle will be on the 1st of Shevat, 5779, Monday 7-01-2019, 8:30am.

כולן מוזמנות, תפילת נשים, ראש חודש שבט, א' טבת, יום ב' ,7/01/2019 , 8:30, בשילה הקדומה, תל שילה

We sing Hallel out loud, but the rest of the prayers are said silently and as individuals. There will be a tour of the Tel and Divrei Torah, Gd willing, in both Hebrew and English. If you'd like more information, please contact me with "Rosh Chodesh Prayers" as subject.

Shiloh Hakeduma, Ancient Shiloh is open six days a week. It's a recognized tourist and archaeological site. Contact them directly at, 02-5789111.

Gd willing this winter will continue with frequent rainy periods, like we're having now. It should be for a blessing. And we must remember that a drought is a curse/punishment.


Mr. Cohen said...

After all the suffering that the Jewish People
have endured, what a beautiful thing it is for
the Jewish women at Tel Shiloh to raise their
voices to praise G*D by reciting the Hallel.

When Jews live to praise and thank G*D,
that is "AM YISRAEL CHAI!" in its truest sense.

“The far-left is unapologetic in its embrace of Louis Farrakhan,
who has very publicly described Jews as satanic, and regularly
rants about Jewish power and abuse. Today’s identity politics
often calls for unity against Jewish power.

Many college campuses have become extremely hostile to Jews,
with Jewish students being targeted for both subtle persecution
and outright violence.

In many arenas and in support of many important causes,
Jews have been called upon to reject their faith.
In many far-left circles, being Jewish makes our
social justice activism illegitimate.”

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by Cheryl Moore (BA, MBA, BSN), 2018 December 9

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Batya said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

Batya i love that last picture where you have a (duck?) perched at the edge of that pool, and the reflection of the cloud in that water.

I find it beautiful..

Could i use it for my computer screen?

anon K

Batya said...

Thanks, I also think it's gorgeous. If you could somehow credit me, sure. Plug my blogs to people.

Mr. Cohen said...

Does anyone on this blog remember Prospect Park in Brooklyn?