The Sanzer Rebbe Shlita on Shabbos spoke about the unseasonable rainfall and explained that it is indeed a bracha.
The rebbe explained the unusual weather has significant positive spiritual and medical significance and it should be viewed as a ‘siman bracha’ for a good blessed year.
The rebbe also spoke of the now popular minhag to bake a ‘shlissel challah’, a challah in the shape of a key or containing a key on the Shabbos following Pesach. He explained this is good for parnasa and he explains the minhag is a good segulah, however, this was not possible this year as Shabbos was attached to the last day of Pesach. The rebbe explained that HKBH gave us a direct siman for parnasa this year, the rainfall, eliminating the need for segulos such as the shlissel challah.
The rebbe stated,
“לא היינו צריכים להגיע לאפיית המפתח שבחלה כסגולה לפרנסה טובה, הקדוש ברוך הוא כבר רימז לנו זאת בחוש על-ידי מפתח הגשמים”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
I hope & trust that the Sanzer Rebbe also realizes how early on the calendar Pesach was this year, and this time next year shall only be Nisson 4th. Hence not so unseasonable.
I imagine the Sanzer Rebbe Shlita realizes that Pesach was the same time in the calendar this year as it is every year. Heavy rainfall after Pesach is indeed highly unseasonable. What makes 147 think that the Rebbe Shlita runs his life round the secular calendar?
There is no “secular” calendar. The is a solar calendar that reflects the solar year and the seasons associated with the solar year. Our lunar calendar is adjusted every so often (like next year) so as not to be out of sync with the solar calendar. It is adjusted so that Pesach is in the spring time and not in the middle of winter.
Usually rainfall and weather in general follow the solar calendar not the lunar calendar. That’s why Chazal had to pay attention to weather to declare the leap year and nit assume Pesach is the same time every year.