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  Kislev 4, 5769 , 01/12/08

Rabbi, Imam and Priest Pray for Rain in Tiberias

Secretary Shlomo Didi of the Rabbinical Court of Tiberias, Muhamad Dahamshe - the Imam of Kafr Kana, and Scottish rite Priest Ian Clark offered prayers for rain Monday, at the shores of Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee), according to Ynet. Rains so far this season have provided very little relief from the draining of the lake, Israel's largest source of fresh water.

Each clergyman prayed in turn, according to his creed and those assembled answered "Amen," even if they did not understand.

Rabbi Didi said, "The status of the Kinneret concerns and affects all of us. It's most impressive that the three of us could share prayer time, each one from his own perspective, and I hope we will do this again in the future."
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