Monday, September 25, 2006

Tornado Fears Erev Rosh Hashana

It was Erev Rosh Hashana, and we were almost ready to go to the בית כנסת, when the sky was getting darker. The rain started pouring down and the wind started howling. It also hailed. The sirens were heard in the distance. No, these were not police or ambulence sirens - these were distinctly tornado sirens - used to indicate an imminent tornado approaching the area. My ever-cautious son wanted to go to the basement. We almost did. Then, after a few minutes, the winds died down B"H, and it was only raining moderately, and we were able to go to the בית כנסת.

In our Rosh Hashana prayers, we say:

ובכן תן פחדך ה' א-לוקינו על כל מעשיך

And so, Hashem, our G-d, place Your fear over all those You have made

What a way to end off 5766!


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