Perek Shira: The Song of Existence - The Song of the Wind
by Rabbi Shmuel Kraines
The Wind says: “Say to the north wind ‘Give!’ and to the south wind, ‘Do not withhold!’ Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the Earth!” (Yeshayahu 43:6)
Agents of Hashem’s will, winds move unrestrained to perform the desire of their Creator. They play an essential role in the process of precipitation and in the dispersing of plant seeds for propagation, among many other benefits they provide the world. They sing of Hashem’s limitless control of His world, and especially the awesome ingathering of exiles, portrayed as winds speedily bringing ships of His people back home from the ends of the earth.
- Sources: Mesaprim Tehillos Hashem
*In loving memory of Harav Zeev Shlomo ben Zecharia Leib