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Shabbat, February 10, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad Lubavitch of Colorado 400 South Holly Street, Denver, CO 80246   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Denver, CO 80246
5:32 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:08 AM
Earliest Tallit (Misheyakir):
6:58 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:34 AM
Latest Shema:
10:27 AM
Latest Shacharit:
12:14 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:41 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
3:22 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
4:28 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
5:30 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
6:12 PM
Shabbat Ends:
12:13 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
53:22 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Events for Chabad Lubavitch of Colorado
10:30am - 12:00pm
Many thanks to Geulah Backer for leading the program. Please encourage your children to attend.
Jewish History

Passing of Rabbi Israel Lipkin (1810-1883), known as "Rabbi Israel Salanter," founder of the "Mussar" (ethicist) movement.

Laws and Customs

When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, each Jew contributed an annual half-shekel to the Temple. The 1st of Adar marked the beginning of the collection of the shekalim. In commemoration, the Torah reading of the Shabbat that falls on or before Adar 1 is supplemented with the verses (Exodus 30:11-16) that relate G-d's commandment to Moses regarding the first giving of the half-shekel.

"Parshat Shekalim" is the first of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Zachor", "Parah" and "Hachodesh")

Links: The Shekalim Reading w commentary; Partner; Charity: an Anthology

This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarchim ("the Shabbat that blesses" the new month): a special prayer is recited blessing the Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") of upcoming month of Adar, which falls on Thursday and Friday of next week.

Prior to the blessing, we announce the precise time of the molad, the "birth" of the new moon. Click here for molad times.

It is a Chabad custom to recite the entire book of Psalms before morning prayers, and to conduct farbrengens (chassidic gatherings) in the course of the Shabbat.

Links: On the Significance of Shabbat Mevarchim; Tehillim (the Book of Psalms); The Farbrengen

Daily Thought

Heaven above and the soul of man below are two halves of a single form, two convex hemispheres that fit together to make a perfect whole.

Attuned in perfect consonance, they dance a pas de deux of exquisite form, each responding to every subtle nuance of the other, mirroring and magnifying the most subliminal inner thought, until it is impossible to distinguish them as two.

From within the human being, G‑d looks back upon Himself from within the world He has created.

We sit upon the vortex of Creation.