Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Our drive home from Niagara-on-the-Lake to meet my aunts and uncle was graced by a rainbow. I don’t remember the last time I saw one, to be honest, but I can never look at a rainbow without a sense of sorrow. Judaism teaches that a rainbow is G-d’s sign to humanity that He or She wants to destroy us, as during the biblical flood, but won’t because of the treaty with Noah in the book of Genesis.

I don’t know if I believe that’s true, but it’s always something I remember from my years of Jewish education. Do other religions place religious significance on rainbows? I’d love your thoughts!

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