Love of the Land

For the week ending 19 January 2008 / 12 Shevat 5768

Chatzor Ha-Gelilit Tomb of the Circle Marker

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll
Near the northern community of Chatzor there is the tomb of one of the most colorful of the Talmudic Sages.

Choni Ha-Me'agel was famed for his ability to successfully pray for rain in a time of drought. It is related in the Talmud that he drew a circle and stood in its center, refusing to leave that spot until his prayers were answered – hence the surname Ha-Me'agel (the circle marker).

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