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Thursday, 3 Nissan, 5784

Halachic Times (Zmanim)
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Jewish History

Following the procedure G-d prescribed (Numbers 8:5-22), Moses inducted the Levites into Tabernacle service. The induction ceremony included sprinkling them with the ashes of the Red Heifer which was prepared the day beforehand.

Link: The Levites

Laws and Customs

In today's "Nasi" reading (see "Nasi of the Day" in Nissan 1), we read of the gift bought by the nasi of the tribe of Zebulun, Eliav ben Cheilon, for the inauguration of the Mishkan.

Text of today's Nasi in Hebrew and English.

Daily Thought

In the order of the Haggadah, the rebellious child who questions everything sits before the child who has nothing to ask.

Because if the rebellious child questions, it is because it touches him, it says something to him. Perhaps it even bothers him.

But a perfectly capable human being who has no questions about Torah and G‑d—he is stuck in his place.

Perhaps he is a good, observant Jew who does good deeds and never sins. But there is no sense of the spirit, of the meaning of life, of transcendence.

He, too, must leave Egypt, and know of something higher.

Second Seder, 1965