Throughout the winter we pray Mashiv HaRuach UMorid HaGeshem. My understanding is that it is said for Eretz Yisroel dwellers (unlike V'sain Tal Umatar LBracha which is said for your locale). As we pray for it I am interested in knowing if there is an online source to find out what is the current water level of the Kineret?

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    Move to close as off-topic.
    – msh210
    Mar 9, 2011 at 2:04
  • It's a major indicator of a status that can formally trigger lots of prayers ...
    – Isaac Moses
    Mar 9, 2011 at 2:39
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    @Gershon: you could say the same thing, for example, about "who is responsible for the flotilla deaths." And yet that is in the Area51 proposal as a good example of an off-topic question.
    – Alex
    Mar 9, 2011 at 3:32
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    Halacha-related questions here are not necessarily lema'aseh for the asker. (In fact, we run into website-ask-posek problems when they are.) In addition, it seems to me that someone could be inspired by the particular emphasis that Halacha puts on the water situation in the Land of Israel and want to therefore keep track of that situation personally as a matter of, inter alia, religious concern. I agree that this is an edge case and not so different from, e.g., "How many rocket attacks has Israel suffered in the past year?", but I'm inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt.
    – Isaac Moses
    Mar 9, 2011 at 15:27
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    What is the connection between the first part of the question and the second part of the question? Please elaborate.
    – Menachem
    Jun 22, 2011 at 21:48

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  • I follow Kinbot and its both really neat and disheartening. After weeks of rain the damn thing is still at the same level as 3 months ago!
    – avi
    Jan 12, 2012 at 10:19
  • However, if you look at the profile info of Kinbot you can also get a link to a chart showing the water level. I tweet the water level of Lake Kinneret/the Sea of Galilee, Israel. A graph updated every time I tweet: bit.ly/3mHein + full data: bit.ly/tIRmi bit.ly/57Nt0g
    – avi
    Jan 12, 2012 at 10:20
  • KinBot last tweeted on 14 December 2015, so it's probably defunct. I'm editing it out of this answer, leaving the other two sources, which both appear to be live as of now.
    – Isaac Moses
    Feb 24, 2017 at 21:15

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