Chief Rabbi Calls for Stop to Public Prayers for Rain

29 Jan 2018

In light of recent precipitation, Rabbi David Lau, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, has called for a cessation of the public prayer for rain. The prayer Va’aneinu Borei Olam (Answer us, Creator of the universe) is only recited in the event of a severe drought. Individuals might still continue to pray for rain in the silent Shemoneh Esrei prayer.

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