Shabbat Candle lighting time: 6:41 (Friday, September 19, 2014)
Shabbat ends: 7:40 (Shabbat night, September 20, 2014)
Lessons for today,
Tuesday, 21 Elul, 5774 - September 16, 2014
The third aliyah begins with a continuation of what it will be like at the time of the gathering of the exiles when the Jewish people return to G-d and His Torah with all their heart and soul.
It says here that there will be abundance in the work of our hands, the fruit of our wombs, the fruit of our land, and the fruit of our livestock. Needless to say, this is describing what it will be like in the days of Moshiach, which are close at hand.
The aliyah goes on to say here that the Torah is very accessible to us, that it is not in heaven but right here, written down and orally. And the Torah says here that the Torah is "ki korov ailecha hadavor me-ode, b'ficho, uvilvovecho, la-oso-so". Which means: "For it is exceedingly near to you, in your mouth and your heart, to do." This line is thoroughly explained by the Tanya, the written Torah of Chabad Chassidus, by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.