Atkins, Passover Haggadah

The tallith which we wear during prayer and the small

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Unformatted text preview: ilk comes in bottles or plastic bags, bread wrapped in plastic and oil in bottles or cans, and our gathering in of the harvest is done from the shelves of the nearest Super Market; it is all too easy to forget how dependent we are on the weather. The Bible many times refers to famine. We are all aware of conditions in Africa, Australia, and other places where lack of rain is a tragedy. In Eretz Yisrael from Passover (Spring) to Succoth (Autumn) it very rarely rains. Jews who live in the Diaspora may not realize that in Israel too, drought is an all too frequent occurrence. Many times, we read in the Bible “and there was a famine in the land”. Indeed the very reason Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt was because of a drought.(Gen. Ch. 47. V. 4) "AND” with the rain “I WILL GIVE GRASS IN YOUR FIELDS, FOR YOUR CATTLE, AND YOU WILL EAT AND BE SATISFIED". Now the warning, "BEWARE, IN CASE YOUR HEART GOES ASTRAY AND SERVE FALSE GODS OF OTHER peoples AND BOW DOWN TO THEM. AND GOD WILL BECOME ANGRY AND HE WILL CLOSE UP THE HEAVENS AND THERE WILL BE NO RAIN AND THE LAND WILL NOT GIVE OF ITS' CROPS AND YOU WILL BE QUICKLY BANISHED FROM THE GOOD LAND WHICH GOD HAS GIVEN YOU"...
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