"The glory of HaShem appeared to all the people"
2 Adar 19, 5774/February 20, 2014
The world was abuzz this week with good tidings: "A team of American scientists, led by astronomer John M. Kovac, said that it had found conclusive evidence for the existence of gravitational waves — gigantic ripples in the fabric of space-time that are caused by the sudden movement of large masses [...] And this, according to Israeli Professor Nathan Aviezer of Bar-Ilan University, "makes it clear that the universe had a definite starting point — a creation — as described in the Book of Genesis [...] To deny this now is to deny scientific fact.” (as reported in The Times of Israel)
In short, the scientific world has discovered its "Let there be light"moment, and this is truly very joyful news. Whether or not it was
One thing that certainly can't be argued is
But the cosmic smile lighting up the face of
"And Moshe and Aharon went into the Tent of Meeting. Then they came out and blessed the people, and the glory of HaShem appeared to all the people. And fire went forth from before HaShem and consumed the burnt offering and the fats upon the altar, and all the people saw, sang praises, and fell upon their faces." (ibid 9:23-24)
What our blessed scientists found irrefutable evidence of, "a concentrated ball of light [which] 'exploded' into something bigger when it was only about a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth (10 to the minus 35) of a second old," the entire nation of Israel witnessed with their entire beings and in full glory on that eighth day of Tabernacle activity, which was, in fact, the first day of the month of Nisan.
There is something profoundly rewarding about witnessing our modern day physicists, who are truly men and women of integrity and vision, singing full-throated praise of
The first day of the month of Nisan, that moment in space and time when the light of creation first entered and illuminated the Tabernacle in the desert, occurs this year on April 1st. And as every year, on the first day ofNisan, that "gravitational wave," known otherwise as the Presence of
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