Where does the Shulchan Aruch discuss if someone mistakenly asked for rain in in Barech Aleinu instead of saying "Vesein Beracha" and what is his ruling?


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The Shulchan Arukh discusses the law of one who accidentally requested rain in the summer in OC 117:2-3. He rules that if that happened in a country that didn't need rain at the time, the prayer must be repeated; however, if it happened in a country that indeed needed rain at that time, the prayer need not be repeated (but it can be repeated voluntarily).

  • The latter case can be relevant between Shmini Atzeret and whenever your country begins requesting rain; alternatively, it can be relevant all "summer" in the southern hemisphere. CYLOR for a final ruling of course ("Local" being extra important here).
    – Double AA
    Commented Oct 22, 2021 at 12:48

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