"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you." (Jeremiah 29,12|RSV) The Western Wall, Wailing Wall, Jerusalem/ Israel (November 16, 2017) #prayer #jerusalem #israel #shema #wailingwall #wall
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וְכָל־הַבְּאֵרֹ֗ת אֲשֶׁ֤ר חָֽפְרוּ֙ עַבְדֵ֣י אָבִ֔יו בִּימֵ֖י אַבְרָהָ֣ם אָבִ֑יו סִתְּמ֣וּם פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים וַיְמַלְא֖וּם עָפָֽר׃ __________ For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth---Genesis 26:15 __________ The Patriarchs dug wells in the Negev and found water. It was foretold by the prophet Isaiah that the experience of the patriarchs would be repeated by their descendants in the time of the redemption • Isaiah 35:6 • "for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert" • Our commentators thus considers that the story of the wells must be taken to imply something symbolic. The conduct of the Philistines can only be understood if we take these wells to signify the wells of the true faith which the Patriarchs caused to flow and which the forces of desolation and idolatry stopped up. • An ancient Midrash States "All the wells which his father's servants had dug the Philistines stopped them up"-- these are the seven commandments of the sons of Noah, the observance of which Abraham had promoted and which they had forgotten • It is conceivable that Isaac's naming of the wells bore affinity to other expressions of calling names- to mark the kindness of יהוה such as where it is stated that Abraham called the name of that place "יהוה will see" "יהוה is my sign" "the well of him that lives and sees me". Since it was Abraham's preoccupation to spread the knowledge of יהוה, Abraham thought of a wonderful device to help to bring those who were misled under the wings of the Divine Presence, by calling the well by a name that would drive home the lesson of the true existence of one אל. He would arouse in them an awareness of the truth by saying "Let us go and draw from the well of the Eternal אלהים" • The wells were a public necessity, and in this manner the people were initiated into a knowledge of the true אל • We can appreciate the greatness of the Patriarchs who combined their dissemination of the true faith with the practical reclamation of the soil by digging wells and watering the ground
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Helping Dad put up his pictures from Jerusalem #office #jerusalem #nola #art #love
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