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.
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.
"The combination of a shorter rainy season and a longer dry season may cause a major water problem in Israel and neighboring countries."
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.
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.
It appears the drought may also be over for this year, though it's not enough water to refill the lake.
On Friday forecasters in Israel are predicting thunderstorms and hail from the north to the northern Negev, with more snow at Mount Hermon.
Israel's Thursday weather is expected to continue to be particularly wintry.
"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."
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.
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.
The rain is desperately needed by a parched and thirsty, drought-ridden land.
Readers who need an infusion of faith are invited to hop a plane and head for the Western Wall.
“We are praying for rain, but we must prepare for more drought.”
“I call on the public to attend the prayer and to bring umbrellas, because together we will rip open the skies.”
A new infrastructure project will pump water back into the Kinneret, saving the Sea of Galilee and the Galil.
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.
Some 50,000 acres in a 70-square-mile area went up in flames within just a few hours.
Iran does not recognize Israel's right to exist. Neither does Iraq.
Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.
It's not clear whether any foreign nationals were casualties in the earthquake.
As soon as Israeli Jews began asking for rain in the Amidah prayer on Friday, it started raining.
In Tiberias, the central bus station was flooded by the deluge.
The states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida had all declared states of emergency late Friday.
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.