Honi Hame'aggel

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Honi Hame'aggel: Mishnaic sage, lived through the Second Temple’s destruction. Known for his efficacious prayers. He is known as Honi the “Circle Maker” because he once ended a severe drought by drawing a circle in the earth and telling G-d that he would not leave the circle until it would rain.
“Master of the Universe!” prayed Choni. “Your children turned to me because I am like a member of Your household. I swear by Your great name that I’m not budging from here until You have compassion on Your children!”
1st Century BCE
"One year, most of Adar went by and it didn't rain. They sent for Choni the Circle Maker. He prayed and the rains didn't come. He drew a circle, stood in it and said: 'Master of The World! Your children have turned to me; I swear in Your great name that I...
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Artist’s Statement: I was so inspired by the story of Choni the Circle-Maker and the miracle of rain that I wanted to portray the story on canvas. In my painting, Choni stands in his circle under the blazing hot, dry sun. But over to the left are the dark...
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