Chief Jerusalem Rabbi calls for fasting and prayer.
Israel suffers through multi-year drought until the chief Sephardic rabbi calls for a day of repentance, fasting and prayer to the God of Israel for His mercy. The day was January 14, and two days later it started to rain and it rained for six of the next eight days. Some areas had more than their annual rainfall in one day. The drought is not completely over, but Israeli’s now know that their best resort for relief is to call on the name of their God. Here are a couple links to LIVE Israel webcams to follow progress of rain and snow. Remember the seven hour time difference. The Galilee Experience (Tiberias) and the Mt. Hermon ski area (four cameras).
Ask Yahweh for rain In the time of the latter rain.Yahweh will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1
Update 2-1-10 – Israel had the highest January rainfall in five years!
When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them, then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. 2 Chronicles 6:26-27