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Rabbis Sail Out to Sea to Pray for Rain

Dozens of worshipers sail to the Kinneret and hold a public prayer for rainfall.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 11/25/2010, 12:31 AM / Last Update: 11/25/2010, 4:49 AM

The Jordan Valley Religious Council together with the Ayelet HaShachar outreach organization held a mass prayer on Wednesday in Lake Kinneret.

Led by some of Israel’s prominent rabbis, dozens of worshipers arrived at the KIbbutz Ein Gev quay where they boarded a sailboat and sailed the Sea of Galilee. The worshippers sounded a Shofar, the age old tradition when there is a national emergency,  and recited the prayer for rain.

In the following video, Chief Rabbi of the City of Rehovot Rabbi Simcha Hakohen Kook speaks about the event.


Photos by Hillel Maeir