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Rains and Revolutions

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/rains_and_revolutions_20110202

When it rains in the Middle East, it’s a pain – I got soaked walking to Mandel this morning – but everybody is happy about it because we need rain. One of the special things about the land of Israel is the fragile, quite direct connection between rainfall and the health of the land. Rain is seen as a divine blessing:

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