Jan 4, 2018
Israel Gets More Than They Asked

On Wednesday, Israeli rabbis were at the Kinneret praying for rain. Hashem is now sending them high winds and hail.

Hezki Baruch, IsraelNationalNews.com

Israel's Chief Rabbi David Lau conducted a special prayer session on Wednesday afternoon for rain, leading a group which stood in the middle of the waters of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) on an island that has come to symbolize drought.

The island in the southern Kinneret was created after drought led to a decline in the level of the lake.

The rabbi arrived by boat with Rabbi Shlomo Didi, rabbi of the regional council and other regional rabbis, as well as the head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council, Idan Greenbaum.

The prayer, held in cooperation with the council, was attended by many farmers who are members of kibbutzim near the Kinneret, and students from the region's schools.

The group stood several meters from the waters of the Kinneret.

"We must remember that we are one people, and there is one Kinneret for all of us, and as one nation we all hope that our prayers will be answered though brotherhood and friendship, and we will merit a winter that will come to be rainy, and that the blessing of Heaven will rest upon all of us," Rabbi Lau said.


High winds, hail, rain and thunder are expected to lash the country over the coming two days, timesofisrael.com reported.

The stormy weather was expected to begin on Thursday evening with heavy rain and hail. By Friday the wind in some areas was predicted to reach 90 kilometers per hour (55 mph) along with thunderstorms, the website said.

Flooding was expected in low-lying coastal areas and in wadis leading to the Dead Sea. By Saturday afternoon the storm was expected to ease off and Sunday was to bring warmer, calmer weather, it was reported.

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Emuna achdus
This is what emunah and achdus bring!
(1/4/2018 4:32:56 PM)

NOW THE REBBE MHM😃😀😅🎻🎹🎷🎺🎸🔯🔞🔞🔞🔞🔞⛵⛵⛵
(1/5/2018 1:16:20 AM)
From Israel (after Shabbos)
Gut voch!

Well, we had some pretty heavy storms yesterday & on Shabbos... but not nearly enough rain. So every time you say Mashiv Haruach U'Morid Hageshem, don't think of your nasty weather...daven for the Israeli drought that is now in it's 4th consecutive year.

Keep warm, dry & safe, Crown Heights! Regards from the Holy Land!
(1/6/2018 11:02:24 AM)
Tefila really worked
Boy did we get rain and flooding. Several people had to be rescued from a car in a flood and from a wadi. But we only got 3 centimeters up in water level in kineret. We need more rain
(1/6/2018 2:55:52 PM)
Just PS
This isn't "more than we asked" - it's a single (albeit very wet) storm during the fifth dry year in a row. We need about twenty-five more of these storms (but please less wind!) before you can say it's "more than we asked for."

Please keep davening.
(1/8/2018 9:33:57 AM)
To #4
7cm of water in the Kinneret from Wednesday through Shabbat.
(1/8/2018 9:34:41 AM)
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