A Shot of Torah – Pray for Rain

Posted by Levi Cooper on December 11, 2018
Topics: A Shot of Torah, Jewish Prayer, Practices

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Levi recounts the unique custom of Djerban Jewry to pray for rain as if they were in the Holy Land, and to celebrate the practice by not reciting tahanun, extra supplications that are normally added to the prayer service.

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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