Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Perfunctory Performance

I love how on Shemini ‘Atzeres afternoon in NYC it rained. We said Geshem, and then as my rav and I were starting our long walk to where we were eating lunch, it started to rain on us. But it only rained a little bit... just to be yotzei’.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tefillah for Geshem refers only to rain in Eretz Yisroel....

10/25/2008 10:37 PM  
Blogger Jacob Da Jew said...

Just as I was sitting down to my meal, so we moved it indoors.

10/25/2008 10:43 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...


party-pooper. way to rain on my parade :-P

10/25/2008 10:53 PM  
Anonymous sister miryam said...

actually i dont think anonymous is correct at all... the timing of the tefillot for geshem and tal are based on the climates of Israel (AND Meopotamia), but you're actually praying for rain in your own location, whenever it is meant to naturally fall.

10/26/2008 11:57 AM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

But it only rained a little bit... just to be yotzei

A clear case of yotzei ve nichnas, nu?

10/26/2008 8:22 PM  
Blogger Elie said...

I'm always happy when rains on SA, especially SA night, so that the litvaks will have to eat in their houses like the chassidim do. Unity!!

10/28/2008 3:58 PM  

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