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Nov 24 2017, Kislev 6, 5778
Torah reading: Vayetzei

Pesach

Shabbos HaGadol – A Great Miracle

By Rabbi Dovid Markel   This Shabbos, that which precedes Pesach, is referred to as “Shabbos HaGadol”—The Great Shabbos. While there are various reasons that are postulated as to why this particular Shabbos is referred to as a “great” Shabbos, the first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, suggests the following reason (Shulchan Aruch, … Read more

Rebirth, Equinox and Eclipse

By Rabbi Dovid Markel   This Shabbos, in addition to reading the regular parsha, the portion of “HaChodesh,” which describes Nissan as the first month on the Jewish calendar, is read as well. The Talmud (Shabbos 147b) recounts a story of a certain sage who, instead of reading the verse (Shemos 12:2) “Hachodesh hazeh lachem … Read more