Unseasonably dry weather in the Holy Land region, with no predictions of rain in the near future, has led a group of about 60 local Jewish and Muslim religious leaders, plus one Christian, to join in praying for rain.
Rabbi Yehuda Stolov of the Interfaith Encounter Association, which helped organize the gathering, said that the prayers on Nov. 11 were not only a plea to God for much-needed rain but also showed the commonality that the residents of the region shared.
The Christian involved was a Roman Catholic priest from Bethlehem.
“They are joint needs. They [the people] need the same things, and they ask for them from the same God,” Stolov told ENInews.