9

If you are in a rainstorm with thunder and lightning - you make the Brachos for them. What happens if the storm ends and then a few hours later (same day) it is raining again. Do you make another Bracha or is it only said once a day?

10

As long as it looks overcast, it's once per day.

If it totally completely absolutely clears up bright and shiny, then later thunderstorms, you'd make a new bracha.

SO:

Once per day,

OR

Once per cloudy episode

Whichever is more.

(See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 227:2 and Mishna Berura sk 8)

  • Beat me again (11 seconds!) – yydl Oct 17 '10 at 22:52
  • Just to clarify most poskim hold that 'day' in this context starts at Olot HaShachar and not Tzeit HaKochavim. – Double AA Aug 22 '11 at 18:39
  • I think that if you follow the same storm - E.g. the storm moves from west to east. You were in the storm, it left your area, then you drive eastward and you're in the same storm - you do not need to make the bracha, again. I think I asked this question on this site, and I'll try to find it. – DanF Jan 18 '17 at 19:37
  • Found it! judaism.stackexchange.com/q/61057/5275. The answer, there, seems similar to this answer, but, I don't think it answers that question. – DanF Jan 18 '17 at 19:40
7

If by "ends", you mean the sky cleared, then yes you make another one. However, just stopping and starting doesn't count.

On an aside, if it's the next day you make a Bracha even if the sky didn't clear.

  • pity that there is no an option to accept two answers :) – jutky Oct 18 '10 at 6:41
  • 3
    +1. This answer is correct as far as I know also. But a source would be nice. – msh210 Aug 24 '11 at 4:25
  • @msh210 Simplest source: look in Artscroll Siddur – yydl Aug 24 '11 at 4:28

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .