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All Hail Breaks Loose in Negev City of Arad

The freak thunderstorm hurled hail the size of giant marbles -- or in Israeli terms, the size of cherry tomatoes -- down on the city, sending pedestrians and felines alike scurrying for cover.

NASA To Test Israeli Anti-Radiation Vest

Last year, the Israel Space Agency signed an agreement with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to use its expertise in the examination of deep space radiation effects and its absorption in the human body.

In 100 Years, Summer Will Last 2 Months Longer

"The combination of a shorter rainy season and a longer dry season may cause a major water problem in Israel and neighboring countries."

Israel Installs Tsunami, Earthquake Early Warning Systems

Early warning systems for tsunamis are also crucial in order to protect power stations in Tel Aviv and Ashkelon, and desalination plants, that could be damaged.

Chief Rabbi Orders an End to Special Prayers for Rain

The rains of the last few weeks have improved the seasonal rainfall, and the rabbinate has changed its directive and ordered the chazan to no longer say the special prayer for rainfall.

Kinneret Up 15 Centimeters This Weekend

It appears the drought may also be over for this year, though it's not enough water to refill the lake.

Flood Watch in France Similar to Israel’s Winter Weekend Forecast

On Friday forecasters in Israel are predicting thunderstorms and hail from the north to the northern Negev, with more snow at Mount Hermon.

European Weather Brings Israelis Gales, Flooding, Snow

Israel's Thursday weather is expected to continue to be particularly wintry.

Heavy Rain Predicted, But Not Enough to Break Drought

"The government is trying to find water in other places. But the quality of the water will be very poor. So for now, the vegetables are fine, but the earth is losing its minerals and soil structure."

El Al Plane On Route to Israel Makes Emergency Landing in Snow Capped Canadian...

The Israeli passengers were ordered to stay on the plane due to the -4 Fahrenheit whether, and the fact that the military base does not have accommodations for stranded civilians.

BREAKING: 5.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Same Iran Region as Deadly Temblor in November 2017

A total of 1,600 aftershocks have struck Kermanshah Province since a deadly 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the area just 32 kilometers from Sarpol-e Zahab on November 12, 2017, killing 620 and wounding 12,386 more.

Forecast: Super Storm to Hit Israel Thursday Night (Video)

The rain is desperately needed by a parched and thirsty, drought-ridden land.

Western Wall Prayers Answered, Rain & Snow Begin for Real

Readers who need an infusion of faith are invited to hop a plane and head for the Western Wall.

Winter Storm Does Little to Reverse Effects of Drought

“We are praying for rain, but we must prepare for more drought.”

Winter Rains At Last Begin To Fall in Israel, But Prayer Rally Planned at...

“I call on the public to attend the prayer and to bring umbrellas, because together we will rip open the skies.”

Israel Plans to Refill the Kinneret

A new infrastructure project will pump water back into the Kinneret, saving the Sea of Galilee and the Galil.

Jews Helping in California’s Fifth Largest Wildfire

When the rabbi returned with water bottles to check on his congregants he discovered that two families had already lost their homes to the flames.

Thousands Evacuated as Wildfires Threaten Southern California

Some 50,000 acres in a 70-square-mile area went up in flames within just a few hours.

Watch as Israel Offers Aid to Iran-Iraq Earthquake Victims

Iran does not recognize Israel's right to exist. Neither does Iraq.

Update: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured, People Sleeping in the Streets After Iran-Iraq Earthquake

Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.

Death Toll Rising, Hundreds Injured in Iran-Iraq Earthquake

It's not clear whether any foreign nationals were casualties in the earthquake.

Northern Israel Flooded: 60mm in a Few Hours

As soon as Israeli Jews began asking for rain in the Amidah prayer on Friday, it started raining.

‘Rain for Your Land at the Proper Time’ in Israel

In Tiberias, the central bus station was flooded by the deluge.

Update: Hurricane Nate Lands on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast

The states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida had all declared states of emergency late Friday.

Body of Rabbi Found in Mexico City Rubble An Hour After Start of Rosh...

Tragically, the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, z’l, the son-in-law of the Chief Rabbi of Mexico, Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was pulled from the rubble.

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