tefillat hageshem

Geshem: Verses for Our Mothers

By Mark Frydenberg, Translated by Rabbi Simhcha Roth
On Shemini Atzeret, Jews offer a special prayer for rain (it is the beginning of the rainy season in Israel). The traditional version of this prayer refers obliquely to each of the forefathers and their relationship to water; this version highlights the foremothers.   more