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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Calendar for: Young Adult Chabad 36A Flood Street, Bondi, NSW 2026 Australia   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Sydney, New South Wales Australia
5:34 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:08 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:53 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
9:56 AM
Latest Shema:
10:59 AM
Latest Shacharit:
1:04 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
1:36 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
4:43 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:01 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
7:15 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:41 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
1:04 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
62:28 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Events for Young Adult Chabad
8:15pm
Join Rabbi Eli at Chabad Double Bay for our weekly Torah Studies class.
Jewish History

Moses was born in Egypt on the 7th of Adar of the year 2368 from creation (1393 BCE) and passed away on his 120th birthday -- Adar 7, 2488 (1273 BCE)

Links:
A brief biography
The Birth of a Leader
The Head
Moses Disappears
More on Moses

The Inquisition was created in the twelfth century to find "Christian heretics" who would be punished or killed. Eventually, Jews too were open to such charges of heresy, simply for being Jewish; and torture was routinely used to extract "confessions." Over the years, the inquisition, which operated with Papal consent, spread to many countries.

In 1481 the Inquisition began to function in Spain to expose the secret Jews, known as the Anusim or Marranos. This Inquisition was anti-Jewish more than in any previous countries. The first public sentencing and burning alive of six marrano men and one woman by the Spanish Inquisition was held on this date in Seville in Southern Spain.

Following the start of the Spanish Inquisition many Jews fled Spain (see "Today in Jewish History" for Sivan 4).

Laws and Customs

The Chevrah Kadisha (Jewish Burial Societies) hold their annual get-together and feast on Adar 7th. This is based on the tradition that G-d Himself buried Moses on this day -- granting them a respite from their labors.

Once a month, as the moon waxes in the sky, we recite a special blessing called Kiddush Levanah, "the sanctification of the moon," praising the Creator for His wondrous work we call astronomy.

Kiddush Levanah is recited after nightfall, usually on Saturday night. The blessing is concluded with songs and dancing, because our nation is likened to the moon—as it waxes and wanes, so have we throughout history. When we bless the moon, we renew our trust that very soon, the light of G‑d's presence will fill all the earth and our people will be redeemed from exile.

Though Kiddush Levanah can be recited as early as three days after the moon's rebirth, the kabbalah tells us it is best to wait a full week, till the seventh of the month. Once 15 days have passed, the moon begins to wane once more and the season for saying the blessing has passed.

Links:

Kiddush Levana: Sanctification of the Moon
Brief Guide to Kiddush Levanah: Thank G‑d for the Moon!

Daily Thought

People imagine a divine space as a solemn place, a place filled solely with trepidation. But wherever there is G‑d, there is joy.

That is why our every moment is a moment to celebrate and fill with joy. Because at every moment we are fulfilling our mission of bringing the divine into this world.

Not just the obviously joyful matters, such as meditation, study, prayer and good deeds, but also regular, mundane activities and the ways we earn an income and go about life—all are ways by which we know Him and bring Him into our world.