A Secular, Zionistic Approach To Water And To Life

 - Let's not forget that an adequate "natural" water supply is one of Hashem's ways to show us His appreciation for what we are doing on His Land: "And it will come to pass that if you continually hearken to my commandments that I command you today, to love Hashem, your G-d, and to serve Him, with all your heart and with all your soul - then I will provide rain for your land in its proper time, the early and late rains, that you may gather in your grain, your wine and your oil. I will provide grass in your field for your cattle and you will eat and be satisfied. Beware lest your heart be seduced and you turn astray and serve gods of others and bow to them. Then the wrath of Hashem will blaze against you. He will restrain the heaven so there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its produce. And you will swiftly be banished from the goodly land which Hashem gives you." - and we don't want this to happen, do we? So, as you can see, while these water manufacturing tricks may work in the short run, they are not a recipe for possessing the Land on the long term. In fact, quite the opposite: Substituting ourselves to G-d, is a straight-forward way to lose the Land and everything.

- This is a part of the Shma Israel daily Jewish prayer and it was a censored talkback on 'Israel's water crisis is over' until I protested this unacceptable censorship of the Torah to the editor. After that, he kindly published it, @ # 8
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