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Friday, November 9, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad Carmel Valley 11860 Carmel Creek Road, S. Diego, CA 92130   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for San Diego, CA 92130
4:54 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
5:28 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
6:14 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:51 AM
Latest Shema:
9:44 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:32 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:00 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
2:41 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
3:48 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
4:33 PM
Candle Lighting:
4:51 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
5:17 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:32 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
53:43 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Events for Chabad Carmel Valley
6:30am - 7:30am
Shacharit followed by breakfast and study
7:30am - 8:30am
Prepare for Shabbat and arrive with a new prespective!
Learn the weekly Parsha in depth with the commentary of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi.
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lively Kabbalat Shabbat with children's participation followed by Kiddush
Jewish History

As per the Talmud, the month of Kislev marks the onset of the winter season in the Holy Land and is the third month of the "Season of the Rains."

Link: Winter

For the first time since suffering a major heart attack five weeks earlier, on the eve of Shemini Atzeret, the Rebbe left his office in 770 Eastern Parkway and returned to his home, signaling his recovery. Chassidim all over rejoiced at the good news.

From that day on, the Rebbe redoubled his efforts on behalf of the Jewish nation and all of humanity, and for the dissemination of Torah and chassidism. From then on, the first of Kislev is celebrated as a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing.

Link: Illness and Challenge (from the timeline "biography of ideas" in Therebbe.org).

Laws and Customs

Today is the second of the two Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") days for the month of Kislev (when a month has 30 days, both the last day of the month and the first day of the following month serve as the following month's Rosh Chodesh).

Special portions are added to the daily prayers: Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited -- in its "partial" form -- following the Shacharit morning prayer, and the Yaaleh V'yavo prayer is added to the Amidah and to Grace After Meals; the additional Musaf prayer is said (when Rosh Chodesh is Shabbat, special additions are made to the Shabbat Musaf). Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.

Many have the custom to mark Rosh Chodesh with a festive meal and reduced work activity. The latter custom is prevalent amongst women, who have a special affinity with Rosh Chodesh -- the month being the feminine aspect of the Jewish Calendar.

Links: The Jewish Month of Kislev
The Laws of Rosh Chodesh
How Does a Jewish Woman Celebrate Rosh Chodesh?

Daily Thought

Who are you? Can you change who you are?

On the outside lie your thoughts, the words you speak, and the things you do. Those are the ways you dress yourself, your interface with the world.

On the inside lies a certain way of perceiving the world, and the emotions and feelings that flow out of that perception. Those are you yourself.

Real change can only come when that internal perception changes. But we are not masters over that place. We cannot command ourselves to perceive that which is beyond us, to feel differently than we feel, or to understand that which we cannot understand.

So here is a strategy that works: Just as we can wash our clothes and bathe our skin, so we can focus our thoughts, guide our words and clean up our act. Ignore, for the time being, that a messy storm rages within. Once scrubbed enough to let light pass through, eventually your inner self will awaken to that light.

This is what Moses told his people on their last day together: “The hidden things are up to G‑d. But the outer things are for us and our children forever, to do what needs to be done.”

Tanya, chapter 6. Hayom Yom, 5 Sivan.