Saturday, October 22, 2011

v'Ten Tal uMatar for Israelis who are outside of Israel


Normally, Israelis begin to include the "v'ten tal umatar" request for rain in the daily Amidah on the 7th of Cheshvan, while non-Israelis wait until the beginning of December. [For more on this, please click here.]

What should an Israeli do if he is temporarily outside of Israel during the period between the 7th of Cheshvan and the start of December?

If he is in a land like the US, which normally benefits from rain during that intervening period, and he has any need for rain in Israel such as for close family who live there, then he should say v'ten tal umatar even though he is outside of Israel.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 2:102)

Have a great day,

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