Rabbi Avi Weinstein

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For Those Who Find Reading Annoying…a Parshat חקת VIdeo!

In Leadership, Moshe, Parshat Chukat, פרשת חקת on June 29, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Two minutes of teaching on why–maybe–Moshe Rabbenu was denied entry into the land. Consider it either a pilot, or a train wreck…

Quote for the Day

In fury, love, summer hailstorms on June 29, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Hail forms in strong thunderstorm clouds, particularly those with intense updrafts, high liquid water content, great vertical extent, large water droplets, and where a good portion of the cloud layer is below freezing (0 °C (32 °F)). The growth rate is maximized at about -13 °C (9 °F), and becomes vanishingly small much below -30 °C (-22 °F) as supercooled water droplets become rare. For this reason, hail is most common in midlatitudes during early summer where surface temperatures are warm enough to promote the instability associated with strong thunderstorms, but the upper atmosphere is still cool enough to support ice.

Late Afternoon Fury
Love’s fury
is as natural and,
as incongruous
a hailstorm
in summer.