Posted on July 3rd, 2009 by Rabbi
Here at Philmont it is easy to see the blessings of the Holy One, blessed be He in everything around. Each sight is beautiful, the sounds soothing and each creature leads one to remember the greatness and majesty of creation.
Nothing is without meaning and everything is filled with prayers and blessings. Today a bird came to the Rose (Shoshanah) and shared with her a secret:
We learn in Berachos 56b that R. Chanan said: Three kinds of dreams symbolize peace, namely, a dream about a river, a bird, and a pot. A river, because it says, “I will extend to her prosperity like a stream” (Isaiah 66:12). A bird, because it says, “Like the birds that fly, so will the God of Hosts protect Jerusalem” (Isaiah 31:5). A pot, for it says, “God will ordain peace for us” (Isaiah 26:12). [Tishpot, "ordain," also means putting a pot on a fire].