Thursday, February 12, 2009
“The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched”--Thoreau
Have you ever seen a rainbow?
This one was over Columbus yesterday.
Jewish tradition teaches us that, upon seeing a rainbow, we recite a bracha:
ברוך אתה יהוה עלוהינו מלך העולם, זוכר הברית ונאמן בבריתו, וקים במאמר.וֹ
Blessed are you, Adonai, our G-D, ruler of the Universe, who remembers his covenant, is trustworthy in his covenant, and fulfills his word.
We recite this blessing as a reminder of the first rainbow that appeared after Noah's flood.