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On the one hand, we pray that our sins should become white like snow (kashelek yalbinu). On the other hand, we repeatedly find snow representing negative feelings: "Vayosifu Od SNOW oso" and "Eis le'ehov v'eis li'SNOW". So which is it?

P.S: Additional mekoros about snow welcome.


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In Taanit, gemorah says that snow is 5 times better then rain. And we all know that rain is good (at least at winter) –  jutky Feb 10 '13 at 11:13
    
I think you could have made this into a real question with a little effort –  Danield Feb 10 '13 at 13:33
    
What about "לא תירא כל ביתה משלג", which is "שלג של גהנם"? –  WAF Feb 10 '13 at 13:45
    
[*groan*] –  Seth J Feb 10 '13 at 17:46
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There is'now easy answer for this one. –  Gershon Gold Feb 11 '13 at 17:23
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A great question.

I think the basis for an answer lies in the mishnayot of negaim (נגעים).

The brightest shade of white for a nega is "Snow White"(to elaborate on this would be off topic...). Although one may argue that tzaraas is a symbol of impurity, but we must remeber the klal of "כולו הפך לבן - טהור". The snow symbolizes the tikkun needed, but at last white is the pure, whole color we all aspire to.

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