Blood Moon

In a powerful confluence, a lunar eclipse over the continental U.S. on Sunday evening coincided with Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish arboreal New Year. Breaking Israel News cited many experts who ascribed dire significance to the event. A quick retrospective shows that the predictions were not empty as the day passed with portentous events in the heavens and on the earth.

When God created the world, the Bible refers to him as “Elohim”, the name that Torah scholars associate with judgment and nature. The prophets frequently described the end-of-days as being highlighted by unusual natural phenomena such as stars and earthquakes. This year, Breaking Israel News reported on many of these signs appearing, perhaps acting as heralds of wondrous things to come.