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Thursday, April 26, 2018

When Do Rains in Israel Start Becoming a Bad Sign?

Based on this article which lists the sources and summarizes them in the סיכום (summary), I created the following chart (all errors are mine and I welcome corrections):

Source End of Fasts for Rain Effective Start of Siman KelalaSiman Kelala Even If It Rained in the Winter?
Bavli End of Lunar Nissan Rosh Hodesh Iyar Yes
Yerushalmi Tur (acc. to Lehem Mishneh) End of Tekufat Nissan Late June-Early JulyNo
Tur (acc. to Bah)30+ Days from Start of Tekufat Nissan (acc. to Shemuel) May 6-7
Variation of Above30+ Days from Start of Tekufat Nissan (acc. to Rav Adda) April 26-27
Rambam and Shulhan Aruch Approximately 30 Days from EquinoxApril 19-20

I'm not sure if the horrific tragedy that occurred in Israel today (April 26th) qualifies.  May the families of those who lost their lives be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.


At Sun Apr 29, 01:50:00 AM 2018, Blogger Cosmic X said...

Interesting. Another example of how Torat Eretz Yisrael differs from Torat Chutz LaAretz.


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