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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

In 1541, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of Spain, led a fleet in an attempted attack against Algiers. Miraculously, a storm capsized many of the attacking boats, resulting in the expedition’s failure and rescuing the city’s Jewish community from Spanish anti-Semitic rule. In commemoration of the miracle, the local community marked 4 MarCheshvan as a “minor Purim,” omitting the penitential Tachanun prayers and partaking of festive meals (Zeh Hashulchan pp. 96–97).

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The Other Purims

Daily Thought

Wealth is heaven for one person and hell for another.

-Baal Shem Tov

It is heaven for one who uses it to help others. It is hell for one who spends it only on himself.

-The Alter Rebbe

Keter Shem Tov, Hosafot, 228