Shabbat Candle lighting time: 4:11 (Friday, December 13, 2019)
Shabbat ends: 5:11 (Shabbat night, December 14, 2019)
Lessons for today, Sunrise: 7:11
Friday, 15 Kislev, 5780 - December 13, 2019
Latest Shema: 9:30
Summary of Today's Chumash
In the sixth aliyah, Rachel, daughter of Lavan, who was Yakov's wife and the mother of Yoseph, passes away during the birth of a second son, named Binyamin. She is buried in what in now called Bethlehem. Yakov wanted to bury her in the cave of Machpella, but buried her here instead, so that when the Jews would eventually be marched away to Bavel passing by this spot, she could pray on their behalf, which she did.