Of all the things I counted on missing, I did not expect for rain to be on the list. Last night I heard raindrops for the first time since arriving in Israel in May. In fact, over the Rosh HaShana holiday, Israel received the equivalent amount of rain as what she usually gets over the entire months of September and October put together. This rain comes after 5 years of severe drought. It hasn't rained more since the middle of the night last night but I have my windows wide open in anticipation!