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  3/4/2014, Adar Bet 2, 5774

Massive Prayer for Rain on Fast of Esther


Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau announced, Tuesday, that this year's Fast of Esther, ahead of the Purim (Feast of Esther) holiday, will be a special day of prayer to address the issues of drought and national unity. The fast and day of prayer, scheduled for March 13th (the 11th of the Jewish month of Adar Bet), will conclude with a massive afternoon service at the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem's Old City.

Rabbi Lau's announcement came following a meeting with Chairman Zevulun Kalfa of the Knesset's Agriculture Lobby on these matters and the upcoming Shemita agricultural sabbatical year.

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