Parashat Eikev / In the Garden of the Lord

Rainfall is regarded not as a natural phenomenon like comets and earthquakes, but rather as an integral part of the network of communication between God and man.

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The Mishna lists the various blessings one should say when confronted with unusual natural phenomena: “Regarding comets, earthquakes, bolts of lightning, thunder and strong winds, one should say, ‘Blessed art...