Psalms 133:3
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3  like the dew of Chermon that falls upon the mountains of Tzion. There Hashe ordained blessing, everlasting life.

k’-tal kher-MON she-yo-RAYD al ha-r’-RAY tzi-YON KEE SHAM tzi-VAH a-do-NAI et ha-b’-ra-KHAH kha-YEEM ad ha-o-LAM

ג  כְּטַל־חֶרְמוֹן שֶׁיֹּרֵד עַל־הַרְרֵי צִיּוֹן כִּי שָׁם צִוָּה יְהֹוָה אֶת־הַבְּרָכָה חַיִּים עַד־הָעוֹלָם׃

 133:3   Like the dew of Chermon

Morning dew on an almond blossom. By Yehoshua Halevi.

Tal (טל), ‘dew,’ is a common biblical symbol of Hashem’s bountiful blessings. Rain is another sign of God’s love for mankind. What is the difference between rain and dew? According to Jewish mysticism, rain is a sign of God showering his abundant blessings freely from above. Dew, which forms below from condensation of atmospheric water vapor, is related to the divine blessings which are a result of man’s own efforts and achievements. This psalm teaches that Hashem’s blessing from above allows for the flowering of man’s work below.

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  • 133:3 Like the dew of Chermon

    We learn that Dew in Biblical symbols means God's Special and most bountiful Blessings. Rain is yet another symbol of God;s Love for mankind, His children. And when asked what is the difference between rain and dew we learn that the difference is.
    Rain is the showering of his love and abundance from above. His Blessing come freely also from above. Know dew which form from below, which is from here in mans sight, Forms and condenses from the atmosphere and creates water droplets on the plants and grass upon the Earth. All this relates to the divine blessings which come from the efforts of mans own enactments. It is always the blessing from God above which allow for the growth and the creations of mans dreams and good works . When man keeps God as the center and power in his heart and soul man creates good things in life that honor God's creation and mans life is good, healthy and mankind benefits from God's blessings always. Amen. Carl


Psalms 133:3

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