Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday Morning Kavvanah, 12/14/2010

I returned from Israel a few days ago. There is now a serious drought in Israel; the winter rains have come late, and the greatest fire in Israel's history happened while I was there.

Sometimes its the little things that we forget to be thankful for. We need rain, and Israel needs rain more than most places. We of course ask for rain in our liturgy, as the Mishnah instructs us to do (both in Berakhot and Ta'anit).

To us, rain is a little thing, a minor annoyance. To our ancestors, it was everything. Don't forget to be grateful for the little things.

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