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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Calendar for: Chabad of Uptown 4311 Bettis Drive, Houston, TX 77027-4442   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Houston, TX 77027
6:09 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
6:41 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
7:24 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
10:24 AM
Latest Shema:
11:26 AM
Latest Shacharit:
1:29 PM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
2:00 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
5:04 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
6:21 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
7:34 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
7:58 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
1:28 AM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
61:24 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Jewish History

The Children of Israel began building the "Mishkan" (also called the "Tabernacle"--a portable sanctuary to house the Divine presence in their midst as they journeyed through the desert) on the 11th of Tishrei of the year 2449 from creation (1312 BCE) -- six months after their Exodus from Egypt, four months after the revelation at Sinai, and 80 days after their worship of the Golden Calf. The construction of the Mishkan, which followed a detailed set of instructions issued to Moses on Mount Sinai, lasted 74 days, and was completed on the 25th of Kislev; but the Divine command to erect the edifice came only three months later, on the 23rd of Adar, when Moses was instructed to begin a 7-day "training period."

During the week of Adar 23-29, the Mishkan was erected each morning and dismantled each evening; Moses served as the High Priest and initiated Aaron and his four sons into the priesthood. Then, on the "eighth day" -- the 1st of Nissan -- the Mishkan was "permanently" assembled (that is, put up to stand until the Divine command would come to journey on), Aaron and his sons assumed the priesthood, and the divine presence came to dwell in the Mishkan.

Parshah Terumah (detailed description of Mishkan with commentary)
Why It's Frustrating Having a Brain
More on the Mishkan

Chassidic Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Altar (1799-1866), author of Chiddushei Harim (a commentary on the Talmud and Shulchan Aruch), was a disciple of the Maggid of Koshnitz and Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa, and the founder of the "Ger" (Gerer) Chassidic dynasty. All his 13 sons had died in his lifetime, and he was succeeded (in 1870) by his young grandson, Rabbi Yehudah Leib Alter (the "Sefat Emmet").

Daily Thought

When you look at a human being, you see his hands working, his feet walking, his mouth talking.

You don’t see his heart, his brain, his lungs and kidneys. They work quietly, inside.

But they are the essential organs of life.

The world, too, has hands and feet—those who are making the news, moving things around, shaking things up.

The heart, the inner organs, they are those who work quietly from the inside, those unnoticed, those who do a simple act of kindness with no thought of reward.

from a letter.