The heavens opened up and Israel’s Water Authority announced on Sunday that the Kinneret rose almost three inches over the last 72 hours. Israel was suffering from a five-year drought but the winter prayers for rain have been answered and the Kinneret, Israel’s main source of drinking water, has risen 7.3 feet.

The Kinneret is still 11.86 feet short of its optimum level.

Jews pray for rain in the winter but this year is a leap year meaning that there is an additional month of prayer for rain.



Source: Israel in the News