Israeli MK Arranges Mass Prayer at Western Wall Asking for Rain

Jewish men, draped in prayer shawls, take part in the Cohanim prayer (priest's blessing) during the Pesach (Passover) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 25, 2016.
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The Times of Israel reports: With Israel halfway through its fifth consecutive winter of depleted rainfall, thousands of Jews assembled Thursday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem to pray together for rain.

The event was organized by Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel and supplications were led by the chief rabbis of Israel, David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, along with other prominent rabbis.

This year is shaping up to be the fifth parched year in a row and, according to some experts, the worst drought season in 40 years.

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