Tag Archives: Israel

Is Rain A Good Sign?

by R. Gil Student Last week Israel experienced a downpour of rain. The timing is particularly interesting, perhaps marking the difference between a blessing and a curse, and raising an interesting example of decision-making in theology. Rain is good in the right time. At the wrong time, it destroys crops and ruins the year’s harvest. I. Bad Rain Traditionally, the ...

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Hallel on Yom Ha-Atzma’ut

I know this is belated, but I thought readers would find this interesting. There are many views on this subject, but R. Ahron Soloveichik’s is one that tends to get overlooked. The following is from his book Logic of the Heart, Logic of the Mind: Before turning to the halachic questions raised by Yom Haatzma’ut, we must ask whether 5 ...

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