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Friday, November 9, 2018

Calendar for: Chabad House of Johannesburg 27 Aintree Avenue, Savoy Estate, Johannesburg 2090 South Africa   |   Contact Info
Halachic Times (Zmanim)
Times for Johannesburg, South Africa
3:55 AM
Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
4:29 AM
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
5:14 AM
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
8:30 AM
Latest Shema:
9:37 AM
Latest Shacharit:
11:51 AM
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
12:26 PM
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
3:47 PM
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
5:11 PM
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
6:12 PM
Candle Lighting:
6:30 PM
Sunset (Shkiah):
6:55 PM
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
11:51 PM
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
66:59 min.
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Events for Chabad House of Johannesburg
9:30am - 1:00pm
Seniors Programmes
Fridays:
-The Living Torah with Rabbi Shlomo Raitport
-Distribution of take-home food and food-for-thought for Shabbos (available most weeks)
Don't miss out! Join us for less oy and more joy!!
Where:
Chabad House of Johannesburg
5:00pm - 7:00pm
1 on 1 Learning Opportunities
If you would like to learn more about your heritage, faith and history, you should set aside time for educational Torah study.

Come study the topic of your choice at the Chabad Goodness & Kindness Centre. Shul is open every weekday (Monday through Thursday) from 5:00pm -7:00pm and one of the rabbis are available to study with you privately or in a group session.

Come by or give us a call at 079-434-1293
5:45pm
Daily Minyan in Sandton CBD

Join us weekdays for Mincha/Maariv at Chabad's Goodness & Kindness Centre

Mincha at 5:30pm followed by a short vort and Mariv.

Quick service
Short vort
Opportunity to learn with a rabbi between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
Refreshments served every day!


For more info contact Rabbi Ari Kievman
079-434-1293
rak@chabad.org.za
www.ChabadSandton.org
6:00pm
Friday night service

Spending Shabbos in Sandton?

Join us at Chabad's Goodness & Kindness Centre - Shul in Sandton Central for warm Shabbos services where you will experience a combination of a joyful, meaningful and upbeat Shabbat service followed by a light Kiddush/Bracha.

The melodious tunes of the traditional but contemporary Kabbalat Shabbat combined with the tastes of the delicacies of Shabbat will leave you energized, uplifted and ready to take on a new week.

No prior knowledge, affiliation, or membership is necessary. No charge but donations to our center are welcome. Let us know in advance if you require Shabbat meals.
Where:
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.