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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

In 1826, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch (see calendar entry for yesterday, Kislev 9) was arrested on charges that his teachings threatened the imperial authority of the Czar, but was subsequently exonerated. The date of his release, Kislev 10, is celebrated amongst Chabad Chassidim as a "festival of liberation." Tachnun (confession of sins) is omitted from the day's prayers, farbrengens are held, and Rabbi DovBer's teachings are studied.

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More onR. DovBer of Lubavitch
Prison Juice

Laws and Customs
In Chabad practice, Tachanun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted today.