Chapter 1, Mishna 2, 3, 4
The Holy Land was created before other lands, and God personally attends to its rainfall. Where does rain come from according to our Sages? Relative sizes of Israel, Egypt, Cush, the world, the Garden of Eden, Eden and Gehenna. From when in the year do we begin praying for rain by adding a special blessing to the 9th blessing of the Amidah? When the rains were late in ancient Israel, the Sages decreed special fasts, first by certain individuals and then by the whole community. Who were these individuals and how did they fast?
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Opening song: The Candle Still Burns by Yehuda Green