Babylonian Talmud, Ta’anit 8b
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תלמוד בבלי מסכת תענית דף ח עמוד ב
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אמר רבי יוחנן: גדול יום הגשמים כיום קבוץ גליות
Rabbi Yochanan said "The day when rain falls is as great as the day on which the exiles are gathered in" [Translation by Steinsaltz]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why is rain compared to the ingathering of the exiles?

2. What does rain reflect about the Jewish people’s behavior?

3. How do our actions affect the weather today? How could our behavior help the environment?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)