Shemini Atzeres Shiur: Rain as a Blessing in Our Prayers and Actions
On Shemini Atzeres, we make a special blessing for rain. We also begin mention in the Amida of Hashem as the One who “makes the wind blow and the rain descend.” What does it mean for us to pray for rain? What does our praying for rain demand of us? And what role do rain and water play in our lives?
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