Thursday, March 13, 2014

Things that go boom in the night


More rain today for the third time this week! and the Negev desert is wearing green!
Last night I tried to sleep through a thunderstorm overhead, while Israeli families not so far to the west were trying to sleep in or near their fortified room as Gaza fired rockets (over 70 in the last two days).

In yesterday's post we learned the blessing said when seeing a rainbow.

The blessing upon hearing thunder is:
Baruch Ata Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, sheh-kocho ugevurato malei olam.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, whose strength and might fills the world.

The blessing upon seeing lightning is:
Baruch Ata Adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam, oseh maaseh bereishit.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who makes the work of creation.
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)


William Kendall said...

It's a very dramatic sky, Dina.

carol l mckenna said...

Ominous sky and lovely blessings ~ glad you are safe ~ Great shot for SWF ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Jim said...

Beautiful scenery.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Sara said...

Yes, blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe! There's no end of reasons.

Over 70 rockets in two days; don't hear much about that over here. I can think of plenty of other locales where that would make big news.

Hels said...

I cannot believe the terrorists are still trying to kill civilian families... does nothing change??? My heart breaks for young Jewish children, preparing for living in a bunker or safe space.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for sharing the blessings!

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

Adullamite said...

A little rain and the desert blooms! Fabulous.

VP said...

I wonder where the parts for those rockets come from....

Heather said...

Such a tranquil photo for what's going on around you!