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1. The Gemara explains how one should bless someone who has everything.
2. The Gemara explains why the first rains of the season are called "Yoreh."
3. The Gemara explains why the later rains of the season are called "Malkosh."
4. Everyone is allowed to take Leket, Shichechah, and Pe'ah (crops left for the poor) after the first wave of poor people comb the field.
5. The Gemara explains which blessing to say when considerable rain falls after a period of drought (even though more rain is needed).


1. If someone is wise in Torah, rich, and has many children, one may bless him that his children should follow in his ways.
2. One explanation is that the word "Yoreh" means "instruction." This first rain instructs people to make sure that their roofs are waterproof and to move indoors their produce and other items that get ruined in the rain.
3. One explanation is that it causes the produce to fill out and grow larger (from the words "Malei Kash" -- "full stalks," as the kernels inside the stalks grow to fill the stalks).
4. This is because the rest of the poor people will not look anymore for produce once they know that the field was already combed by these poor people who are known to be very thorough.
5. The blessing starts, "We are thankful to you Hashem for every drop...," and ends, "Baruch Kel ha'Hoda'os v'Rov ha'Hoda'os" (a combination of two opinions, one that it should end, "Kel ha'Hoda'os," and the other that it should end "Rov ha'Hoda'os").

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