A piece of land is seen in the Sea of Galilee.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
How much did the Sea of Galilee rise after 72 hours of rain that fell in Israel over the weekend? Nearly three inches, according to a report released by Israel’s Water Authority on Sunday.
Israel experienced a five-year draught, and meteorologists and scientists believed the Jewish state would experience a similar sixth year of insufficient water.Officials are now announcing that the water level in the Kinneret will rise above the lower red line for the first time in two years, easing restrictions on pumping from Israel’s largest natural freshwater source.
Watch the water flow:
From the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret until Passover, Jews add in a special prayer for rain in the Amidah prayer: masheev ha’rua’ch u’moreed hagashem (“Who causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall").
Passover begins this year at sundown on April 19.
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