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Friday, May 19, 2017

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Calendar for: Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg 1845 Mathers Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0N2 Canada   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
3:04 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:21 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:37 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:28 AM
Latest Shema:
10:47 AM
Latest Shacharit:
1:25 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
2:05 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
6:02 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
7:41 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
8:56 PM
Candle Lighting:
9:14 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
9:54 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
1:24 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
78:56 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Omer: Day 38 - Tifferet sheb'Yesod
Tonight Count 39
Events for Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg
9:30am - 10:30am
Join us this spring for six Shabbat themed sessions filled with exploration, interactive songs, and meaningful connections. Mommies and tots explore Shabbat through music, challah baking and play.
Jewish History

The Children of Israel arrived at Rephidim on the 23rd of Iyar, 1313 BCE -- 38 days after their exodus from Egypt.

Rephidim was desert land and waterless, the people grumbled that they and their flocks were in danger of dying of thirst. G-d commanded Moses to take the elders of the people to a rock which he was to hit with his staff. Moses hit the rock and from the dry stone, a well sprang forth.

Links: Food in the Desert

Laws and Customs

Tomorrow is the thirty-ninth day of the Omer Count. Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at nightfall of the previous evening, we count the omer for tomorrow's date tonight, after nightfall: "Today is thirty-nine days, which are five weeks and four days, to the Omer." (If you miss the count tonight, you can count the omer all day tomorrow, but without the preceding blessing).

The 49-day "Counting of the Omer" retraces our ancestors' seven-week spiritual journey from the Exodus to Sinai. Each evening we recite a special blessing and count the days and weeks that have passed since the Omer; the 50th day is Shavuot, the festival celebrating the Giving of the Torah at Sinai.

Tonight's Sefirah: Netzah sheb'Yesod -- "Ambition in Connection"

The teachings of Kabbalah explain that there are seven "Divine Attributes" -- Sefirot -- that G-d assumes through which to relate to our existence: Chessed, Gevurah, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malchut ("Love", "Strength", "Beauty", "Victory", "Splendor", "Foundation" and "Sovereignty"). In the human being, created in the "image of G-d," the seven sefirot are mirrored in the seven "emotional attributes" of the human soul: Kindness, Restraint, Harmony, Ambition, Humility, Connection and Receptiveness. Each of the seven attributes contain elements of all seven--i.e., "Kindness in Kindness", "Restraint in Kindness", "Harmony in Kindness", etc.--making for a total of forty-nine traits. The 49-day Omer Count is thus a 49-step process of self-refinement, with each day devoted to the "rectification" and perfection of one the forty-nine "sefirot."

Links:
How to count the Omer
The deeper significance of the Omer Count

Daily Thought

As much as the human soul yearns to rise up and merge within the light of its Creator, so much more so does the Infinite Creator yearn to be found within the human soul.

If so, what force could stand between them? What could hold back the Creator’s infinite light?

Only His desire that this union occur with our consent, that we be the ones to crack open the door.

Even when the soul’s yearning has faded, forsaking its Beloved, wrestling itself from His love and even openly rebelling…even then, He cries out to us and knocks on our door.

“Open for me just an infinitesimal pinhole,” G‑d pleads, “and I will open for you a vast, infinite portal to all My love, from My very core of being.”

Maamar Balayla Hahu 5720, s’if 3.