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Tuesday, May 23, 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
2:52 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:15 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:33 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:26 AM
Latest Shema:
10:46 AM
Latest Shacharit:
1:25 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
2:06 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
6:05 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
7:45 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
9:19 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
10:00 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
1:25 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
79:46 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Omer: Day 42 - Malchut sheb'Yesod
Tonight Count 43
Events for Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg
7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Laws and Customs

Tomorrow is the forty-third 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 forty-three days, which are six weeks and one day, 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: Chessed sheb'Malchut -- "Kindness in Receptiveness"

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

The words and the stories of Torah are but its clothing; the guidance within them is its body.

And as with a body, within that guidance breathes a soul that gives life to whoever follows it.

And within that soul breathes a deeper, transcendental soul, the soul of the soul: G‑d Himself within His Torah.

Grasp the clothes alone, and you are like the student who hears the words but not the thoughts. Grasp straight for the soul—or even the body—and you will come up with nothing. They are not graspable; they are G‑dly wisdom, and you are a created being.

Instead, examine those words and those stories; turn them again and again. As words from the heart are one with the heart, every word of these stories is Torah. As fine clothes and jewelry bring out the beauty of their wearer, so these words and stories will open your eyes to the G‑dliness within them.

This is what Torah is meant to achieve: that we should discover G‑d in simple stories. Because once we will find Him there, we will find Him in the simple stories of our own lives as well.

Maamar Gal Einai 5737.