Resource Category: Shemini Atzeret

On Shemini Atzeret, we pray for the rain that protects and nurtures our world. It gives us the piece of mind we need to connect with our heritage and tradition

Water is an essential part of our lives, and on the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, we celebrate and pray for that water in the form of rain. While originally a prayer for rain in association with the yearly harvest, climate change and its accompanying consequences on our collective mental health has given it a renewed significance.