Atkins, Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: OU THIS DAY, TO LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM, WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL", then "I WILL SEND THE RAIN ON YOUR LAND IN ITS' SEASON". In the Land of Israel it does not rain at all during the summer months so if the rain, does not come in the rainy 33 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins season, famine may follow. Nowadays when much of the land is irrigated it may be less of a problem nevertheless water in Israel is a scarce commodity and every drop should be conserved and used to the best advantage. "THE EARLY RAIN", is eagerly awaited after the sunny summer months. The heaviest rains fall after Succoth in the first two or three months of autumn/winter. "AND THE LATER RAIN", the lighter rain towards the end of the winter/spring period before Passover. So that "YOU WILL GATHER YOUR GRAIN (wheat and barley) YOUR WINE (grapes) AND YOUR OIL (olives), these are four of the seven Biblical products of Eretz Yisrael, the others are - figs, dates and pomegranates. Nowadays when m...
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