Shabbat Candle lighting time: 6:18 (Friday, October 2, 2020)
Yom-Tov ends: 7:24 (Monday night, September 28, 2020)
Lessons for today, Sunrise: 6:50
Monday, 10 Tishrei, 5781 - September 28, 2020
Latest Shema: 9:48
Chumash: Vezos Ha'Brocho, 2nd portion (Deut. 33:8-33:12) with Rashi.
Tehillim: 55-59, Before Kol Nidrei: 115-123. Before going to sleep: 124-132. After Musaf: 133-141. After Ne'ila: 142-150
Tanya: English text/Audio/MP3
3 chapters Hebrew/Audio/MP3,
1 chapter Hebrew/Audio/MP3,
Sefer Hamitzvos English/Audio/MP3
Summary of Today's Chumash
The second aliyah contains blessings for the tribes of Levi and Binyamin. Levi is praised for being upright with G-d in all the matters in the desert. For instance, they did not participate in the Golden Calf, and they alone circumcised their children in the desert. Moshe blessed Levi that they should strike through the loins of those who rise up against them. One time this was fulfilled was in the era of the second temple, when the Hasmonean family (who were descended from Levi) overcame the Greek army. Binyamin's blessing led to the Bais Hamikdash being built in his portion, may it be speedily be rebuilt in our days, Amen.