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JEREMY SHARON \
Storms disturb Succot in ‘sign of divine anger’
Succa building 370.
(photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)
As the brooding, sullen evening skies of Sunday evening slipped into darkness,
people all over the country left their houses to eat the evening meal of the
Succot holiday in their specially built temporary huts.But the hard work
and effort put into erecting these flimsy dwellings was undone by dramatic
storms and strong rains in many locales that drenched dinners and in some cases
ripped insubstantial succa roofs right off.Wine was diluted, halla bread
soaked and moods dampened by the downpours, with many people electing to retreat
into their homes at differing stages of their holiday meals.Those who
defied the elements, however, were treated to spectacular lightening displays
and heavy peals of thunder as they ploughed on with their chicken soup and
holishkas, a traditional Succot delicacy of steamed cabbage leaves stuffed with
Rabbi Benny Lau, head of the Ramban synagogue in south Jerusalem
and a prominent figure in the national-religious community, said in his sermon
Monday morning that the rains on the first night of Succot conveyed definite
divine displeasure, referencing a passage from the Talmud on the topic of rain
during the Succot festival.“This is the first time since I can remember
that I have not been able to sleep in the succa on the first night of Succot and
it feels as if God has humiliated us,” the rabbi told his
congregation.In many places in the Diaspora where rain during Succot is
common one does not take inclement weather during the festival to heart, he
continued.“But during Succot in Israel God invites us into the succa,
which is in effect His house under His protection. After Yom Kippur, to sleep in
the succa is a happy and tranquil experience, but when it rains it’s as if God
is kicking us back out again, which we should take as a sign of rebuke and
reproach.”According to Lau, the message that should be heard is that of
the importance of bettering interpersonal relations “We must know how to treat
our fellow man, our relations between each other need to be less
violent. You cannot treat people in this way and then go into God’s house
to live under his protection.”
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