Vesein Tal Umatar Begins in Eretz Yisroel


siddurResidents of Eretz Yisroel have begun to say Vesein Tal Umatar during the Shemonah Esrei in the bracha of Boreich Aleinu. Residents of chutz laaretz won’t begin saying Vesein Tal Umatar until December 4th.

If one became aware after completing the bracha of Mevareich Hashanim that one omitted Vesein Tal Umatar, one should wait to insert it right before “Ki atah shomeiah” in Shema Koleinu.

If one has already completed the bracha of Shomeiah Tefillah, one may insert Vesein Tal Umatar before saying Retzei. If one has already started Retzei, one must return to the bracha of Boreich Aleinu, which is the proper place for Vesein Tal Umatar. If one already completed the Shemonah Esrei and stepped backward, one must repeat the entire Shemonah Esrei (Shulchan Aruch with Mishna Berurah 117:5. See also Bi’ur Halacha).

(It is advisable to repeat 101 times [and at the very least 90 times] “Ve’es kol minei sevu’asah letovah vesein tal umatar” so as to make the inclusion of Vesein Tal Umatar habitual and fluent, thus eliminating any future doubt as to whether one included Vesein Tal Umatar in Shemonah Esrei or not.

Please feel free to print this out and hang it up or distribute it in shuls and yeshivos.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. I don’t mean to be critcal, just to try to explain why perhaps an individual writer may not cover more of a topic than he does in any one article or post.
    Once starting shulchon oruch, why stop? Because every step takes time and effort. A writer can only write what he can at any one time and save more for later or someone else or another venue.
    Perhaps the idea is to make us want to go and learn these things in actual halachic sources.