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        1/20/2014, Shevat 19, 5774

      Rabbi Ariel: Add Rain Prayer to Daily Services


      Ramat Gan Rabbi Yaakov Ariel has ruled that due to the fact that there has been no significant rainfall during the last 40 days it is imperative to add the special rain prayer to the daily silent services for each individual and community across Israel, "Wherever the drought is evident."

      The rabbi stressed that there is no need under the circumstances to wait for an official announcement of the Chief Rabbinate on the issue.