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Eclipses and spiritual causes: Jewish perspectives

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On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will take place, visible across Mexico, the US, and Canada. Jewish perspectives on eclipses are explored, with Rashi and the Gemara providing insights. The article explains that eclipses are seen as spiritual signs, representing the state of the world and the Jewish people. Lunar eclipses symbolize worldly desires overtaking the nation, while solar eclipses represent Israel's ability to overcome the nations. The article also references prophecies from Yoel and the Zohar regarding eclipses. The upcoming eclipse is seen as a potentially positive sign for Israel and a possible indication of the arrival of Mashiach.

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