Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Big Chill (1978)

1978 Dry Bones cartoon - First Rains and Stalled Negotiations.
Israel is one of those countries with a rainy season. That means that it after Passover it pretty much does not rain until after the High Holidays, when, hopefully, the country is blessed with the return of rain.

There's even a Biblical promise (Deut. 11: 9 – 14 ): "I will give you the rain of your land in its due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your corn, and your wine, and your oil."

So we pray for the first rain. We even have two Hebrew words for the first rainfall. It's sometimes called the "bakira" but more often is called the "yoreh."

Before searching for a Golden Oldie for today's posting I watched the morning news while gulping down some breakfast. The two main news items: The chilly breakdown in negotiations about the November talks and the prediction of our first real downpour, this afternoon.

Hmmm. . .

So here's a Golden Oldie from back in 1978. Another one of those eerie, "I Could Run It Now Without Any Changes" cartoons.

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