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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

In 1826, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch (see calendar entry for yesterday, Kislev 9) was arrested on charges that his teachings threatened the imperial authority of the Czar, but was subsequently exonerated. The date of his release, Kislev 10, is celebrated amongst Chabad Chassidim as a "festival of liberation." Tachnun (confession of sins) is omitted from the day's prayers, farbrengens are held, and Rabbi DovBer's teachings are studied.

Link: Prison Juice

Laws and Customs
In Chabad practice, Tachanun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted today.
Daily Thought

You can give because you understand that it is fitting for a person such as you to give.

Or you can give because you don’t understand why you should have and the other should not.

Whether it be food, money, clothing, advice or knowledge…

Those who give because they understand
keep the best for themselves.

Those who give because they do not understand
give their best to those in need.

Source: Likutei Sichos vol. 25, pp. 79–83.