This Day in Jewish History Now: Diaspora Jews Start Asking for Rain in Daily Prayer

The ancient Hebrews timed the start of asking for rain to getting home from Sukkot, but the timing wouldn't work in ancient Babylonia.

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Beginning today, December 6, 2015, Jews in the Diaspora will add a supplication for rain to the Amidah prayer said three times daily – a petition they will continue reciting through the first day of Passover,...