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Friday, December 8, 2017

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Calendar for: Chabad House of Johannesburg 27 Aintree Avenue, Savoy Estate, Johannesburg 2090 South Africa   |   Contact Info
Chaf Kislev - "Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism"
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Johannesburg, South Africa
3:44 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:21 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:08 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:32 AM
Latest Shema:
9:41 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:00 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:35 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
4:03 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
5:30 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
6:34 PM
Candle Lighting:
6:52 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:18 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:00 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
69:16 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Events for Chabad House of Johannesburg
9:30am - 1:00pm
Seniors Programmes
Fridays:
-The Living Torah with Rabbi Shlomo Raitport
-Distribution of take-home food and food-for-thought for Shabbos (available most weeks)
Don't miss out! Join us for less oy and more joy!!
Where:
Chabad House of Johannesburg
5:00pm - 7:00pm
1 on 1 Learning Opportunities
If you would like to learn more about your heritage, faith and history, you should set aside time for educational Torah study.

Come study the topic of your choice at the Chabad Goodness & Kindness Centre. Shul is open every weekday (Monday through Thursday) from 5:00pm -7:00pm and one of the rabbis are available to study with you privately or in a group session.

Come by or give us a call at 079-434-1293
5:45pm
Daily Minyan in Sandton CBD

Join us weekdays for Mincha/Maariv at Chabad's Goodness & Kindness Centre

Mincha at 5:30pm followed by a short vort and Mariv.

Quick service
Short vort
Opportunity to learn with a rabbi between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
Refreshments served every day!


For more info contact Rabbi Ari Kievman
079-434-1293
rak@chabad.org.za
www.ChabadSandton.org
6:00pm
Friday night service

Spending Shabbos in Sandton?

Join us at Chabad's Goodness & Kindness Centre - Shul in Sandton Central for warm Shabbos services where you will experience a combination of a joyful, meaningful and upbeat Shabbat service followed by a light Kiddush/Bracha.

The melodious tunes of the traditional but contemporary Kabbalat Shabbat combined with the tastes of the delicacies of Shabbat will leave you energized, uplifted and ready to take on a new week.

No prior knowledge, affiliation, or membership is necessary. No charge but donations to our center are welcome. Let us know in advance if you require Shabbat meals.
Where:
Jewish History

Ezra, head of the Sanhedrin and the leader of the Jewish people at the time of the building of the Second Temple, made an historic address to a three-day assemblage of Jews in Jerusalem, exhorting them to adhere to the teachings of the Torah and to dissolve their interfaith marriages (the Jewish people were on the verge of complete assimilation at the time, following their 70-year exile in Babylonia).

Links: On Intermarriage

The first printing of the "bible of Chassidism", the Tanya, the magnum opus of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.

Links: The Longer Shorter Way; Lessons in Tanya (includes an English translation of the Hebrew text plus explanatory commentary in English); 28 Teachings

Laws and Customs

The Rosh Hashanah ("new year") of Chassidism, marking the liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi and the subsequent blossoming of Chabad Chassidism, is celebrated for two days, Kislev 19-20. (The Rebbe was released from prison on the 19th, but his full freedom was only obtained late in the evening -- Kislev 20 on the Jewish Calendar.) The two days are celebrated with farbrengens (Chassidic gatherings) and an increased commitment to the ways and teachings of Chassidism. Tachnun (supplication) and similar prayers are omitted. For more information and links, see entries for yesterday Kislev 19.

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

In prayer, we are taught, we must stand in perfect stillness, as though overwhelmed and absorbed in the Infinite Light.

But isn’t that a lie? Aren’t we pretending to be something far beyond who we really are?

No—it is the truth. That is the true state of our soul, and the body reflects the soul. Everything that stands between—our minds, our hearts and our egos—all may be oblivious to the state of our souls, but the physical body can still reflect it.

How could that be? How could the physical body reflect that which the mind and heart cannot?

Don’t be so surprised. Very often the most lofty and spiritual can find no other place to be manifest but in the most simple and physical.