Word of the Day Yoreh

Rain is so special in Israel that we have names to distinguish its chronology throughout the year. This word refers to the annual debut of water from the sky, something as note-worthy and startling as firing a gun.

You know how they say Eskimos have tons of words for snow? Well, Israelis have lots of words for rain, though unlike those Eskimos, it’s more because of the scarcity of precipitation than abundance.