Friday, November 2, 2012

Mashiv, Morid - Moisture, Monsoon

We asked for it.

Soon after we began asking for God to make the wind blow and the rain fall - Our prayers were answered.

The Eastern Seaboard of the United States has been hit hard with wind and rain in the form of Hurricane Sandy. Aptly named, the storm wreaked havoc on areas that are not usually prone to high winds and even higher waves.

Landmarks were marked and decimated by this ferocious franken-storm. I find it amazing the realization that air and water, usually life saving medium, can become such a strong force when united. Air and Water can uproot houses and move beaches when heeding the call of their creator.

This is something to ponder, while we wait in gas lines.

Did we pray too hard?


  1. IIRC it went something like this:

    Wise Rabbi of ancient times (referring to gemora I cited) speaks of the dangers of excess water.

    Astute contemporary Rabbi speaks of Waters propensity for excess:


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