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Making Flies Disappear

The absence of flies and mosquitoes in that room made such an impression that Mr. Weinberger even asked his tenant about it.

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Tamuz 23 5782
Rabbi Eliyahu lived in Be'er Sheva for a time, in the early 1960s. In those days, Be'er Sheva wasn't the urban, developed city it is today. Camels wandered the dusty streets, and flies and mosquitoes plagued the residents all summer long. But there was one place where there were no flies or mosquitoes: in the room Rabbi Eliyahu rented from a landlord named Mr. Weinberger. It was something the property owner always remembered.

The absence of flies and mosquitoes in that room made such an impression that Mr. Weinberger even asked his tenant about it.
"Look, all the windows are closed," Rabbi Eliyahu said, by way of explanation.
At first, Mr. Weinberger believed him. But he later saw that even when all the windows were open, the flies and mosquitoes stayed away. It was one of Rabbi Eliyahu's many secret wonders.

Rabbi Eliyahu's grandson Yinon had a similar experience. He noticed that there were no flies, ants, or other insects in his grandparents' home. At first, he thought it was just coincidental. But over time, it really made an impression on him, especially since every other house in Israel seemed to get plenty of six-legged visitors. Yinon finally asked his father about it. "I noticed it, too," his father confided, "but I was afraid to say anything." The next time they visited Rabbi Eliyahu's home, however, they noticed that the miracle had ceased. Some things are not meant to be revealed so openly.
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