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Friday, May 26, 2017

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Calendar for: Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg 1845 Mathers Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0N2 Canada   |   Contact Info
Rosh Chodesh Sivan
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
2:43 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:10 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:30 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:25 AM
Latest Shema:
10:45 AM
Latest Shacharit:
1:26 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
2:07 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
6:08 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
7:48 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
9:04 PM
Candle Lighting:
9:22 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
10:05 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
1:25 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
80:20 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Omer: Day 45 - Tifferet sheb'Malchut
Tonight Count 46
Events for Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg
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Jewish History

150 days after the rains stopped falling in the Great Flood, the raging waters which covered the face of the earth calmed and began to subside at the rate of one cubit every four days (Genesis 8:3; Rashi, ibid. See "Today in Jewish History" for Cheshvan 17.)

Links:
Noah and the Flood
The Flood

On the 1st of Sivan of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), six weeks after their exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel arrived at Mount Sinai in the Sinai Desert and camped at the foot of the mountain "as one man, with one heart" in preparation for the receiving of the Torah from G-d. On this day, however "Moses did not say anything to them, because of their exhaustion from the journey."

Link: The Day That Nothing Happened

Korach, who led a rebellion against the leadership of Moses and Aaron, met his end when, miraculously, "the ground split beneath them... And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to Korach, and all their possessions" (Numbers 16:31-32).

Links:
Korach's Rebellion
More on Korach

At the end of a week in which a group Jews took refuge in a local castle in Worms, Germany, the crusaders massacred them during their morning prayers. (see "Today in Jewish History" for Iyar 8.)

Laws and Customs

Today isRosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") for the month of Sivan.

Special portions are added to the daily prayers: Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited -- in its "partial" form -- following the Shacharit morning prayer, and the Yaaleh V'yavo prayer is added to the Amidah and to Grace After Meals; the additional Musaf prayer is said (when Rosh Chodesh is Shabbat, special additions are made to the Shabbat Musaf). Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.

Many have the custom to mark Rosh Chodesh with a festive meal and reduced work activity. The latter custom is prevalent amongst women, who have a special affinity with Rosh Chodesh -- the month being the feminine aspect of the Jewish Calendar.

Links:
The 29th Day
The Lunar Files

Tomorrow is the forty-sixth 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-six days, which are six 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: Netzach sheb'Malchut -- "Ambition 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

One man carries rocks for a livelihood. Give him emeralds, and all he sees is more rocks.

Another carries diamonds with devotion and care. Give him the emeralds, and he exclaims, “What beauty is here!”

Only one who values his own heritage is able to appreciate the beauty that others hold.

from a letter to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in his youth.