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First Rains of the Season Hit Israel


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Slightly early this year, Israel had its first major rain storm, called in Hebrew, the Yoreh  rain. The rain and wind were so strong in some areas that Sukkahs were knocked down and even blown away.

Only on Thursday, during the Shmini Atzeret (Simchat Torah) holiday, does Israel begin to add the prayers for rain into the daily prayers.

 

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