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Q & A: ‘Tal U’Matar’ When a Person Leaves Israel After the 7th of Cheshvan

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QUESTION: What does a person do if he left Israel after the 7th of Cheshvan (October 11, 2013), where they already commenced saying “Ve’ten tal u’matar”, but before they start doing so in the diaspora (typically on December 5?

Isaac Hager
Brooklyn, NY

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About the Author: Rabbi Yaakov Klass, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at yklass@jewishpress.com.


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