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# Chazal established a Bracha for when there’s a drought in Israel that caused pain or difficulty and then there was enough rain that the water droplets in the puddles splash, one drop towards another drop. Minhag is not to make this Bracha outside Israel. The lashon of the Bracha is found in the Siddur starting with the words “Modim Anachnu Lach…” if you don’t have a field, however if you have a field (that’s 15 square Amot) the Bracha is Shehechiyanu. <Ref>S”A 221:1 codifies this Bracha for when it rains after a drought. The Rama 221:1 writes that nowadays this Bracha isn’t made for lands outside Israel where there’s usually a lot of rain. Buir Halacha D”H Mevarchim explains that S”A holds that if the rain drops splash at one another that’s enough rain to make the Bracha. Piskei Teshuvot 221 specifies that it must be a field of 15 square Amot. [Personally, I (Ike Sultan) heard the Rosh Yeshiva of Shaalvim (Rav Yacovson) in the winter of 5771 make this Bracha out loud before the entire Bet Midrash after there wasn’t rain into Kislev.] See Piskei Teshuvot (Siman 221 note 3) who writes that he has never heard anyone ever make this Bracha and so one shouldn’t make it with Shem UMalchut. Birkat Hashem who writes that the minhag is not to make this Bracha nowadays. </ref>
 
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