Eida Chareidis Calls To Begin Davening For Rain


Due to yet another winter without significant rainfall, the Badatz Eida Chareidis on Rosh Chodesh Teves instructs Jews in Eretz Yisroel to begin reciting ‘Va’aneinu’ in Shmona Esrei.

The badatz’s call come about 10 days after Chief Rabbi of Israel Dovid Lau Shlita issued a call to the tzibur to begin reciting the tefilla.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Do the Eidah meteorologists take off for Chanukah or did it take an additional 10 days for them to analyze the precipitation data from the Chief Rabbonim who issued such a directive 10 day ago>

  2. DrYidd, your ahavas yisroel parrallels that of reshaim g’murim.
    Shame on you!
    The goyim all bundle us Yidden into one bundle! How dare you?
    Today is Zos Chanuka: do teshuvah!