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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Calendar for: Johannesburg Torah Institute 26A Victoria Street, Johannesburg, South Africa   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Johannesburg, South Africa
4:13 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:48 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:34 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:54 AM
Latest Shema:
10:03 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:19 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:54 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
4:18 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
5:43 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
7:04 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:30 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
12:19 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
68:06 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Events for Johannesburg Torah Institute
7:45am - 8:15am
4:30pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Jewish History

The last of the Elders (z'keinim) who were contemporaries of Joshua and outlived him, passed away in the year 2533 after creation. They were part of the chain of Torah transmission as listed at the beginning of Ethics of the Fathers: "Moses received the Torah from Sinai and gave it over to Joshua. Joshua gave it over to the Elders, the Elders to the Prophets..."

In ancient times, this day was marked as a fast day.

[Some are of the opinion that this occurred on the 5th of Shevat].

Daily Thought

“I have come to My garden, My sister, My bride.” —Song of Songs

A private garden is a special space to enjoy, to be yourself, to share with an intimate companion.

In a private garden, every bush, every flower, and every rock is placed with delicate purpose. Nothing is superfluous, everything is designed for the enjoyment and delight of the garden’s owner.

A private garden demands vigilance, labor, and maintenance—more than a home or a field of produce.

Yet this coarse world of three dimensions, grasped with our visceral senses, manipulated by our flesh hands, this is the world G‑d calls His private garden.

Because in each creation of our world, G‑d finds delight. Each one He has placed carefully and designed with divine purpose. In each, His deepest wisdom, greatness, might, beauty, and majesty can be found.

And because through our labor of Torah, mitzvahs, and good deeds, His essence and being will be known in this place and in every creature of this place, more than in any spiritual world.

For we are His bride, and this, His private garden.

10th of Shvat, 5746.