Shabbat Candle lighting time: 7:21 (Friday, April 20, 2018)
Shabbat ends: 8:23 (Shabbat night, April 21, 2018)
Lessons for today, Sunrise: 6:11
Thursday, 4 Iyyar, 5778 - 19th day of the Omer - April 19, 2018
Latest Shema: 9:32
Summary of Today's Chumash
The fifth aliyah gives the manner of atonement for one who has tzoraas but whose financial situation limits what he is able to afford for his atonement. The commentary Tchelet Mordechai interprets the reason that it is permissible for a poor man to bring a smaller offering than a wealthy man, is that his poverty itself is an atonement, and through it, he is cleansed of his sin.