28 Shevat-4 Adar 5780
February 23-29, 2020
Shevat is the eleventh month of Jewish year. Corresponding permutation of the Tetragrammaton: HYVH deriving from the initial Hebrew letters of Leviticus 27:33, Homer Yemirenu Vehayah Hu, "…if he shall surely change it, then it shall be…" Corresponding letter of Aleph-Beis: Tzadi; Constellation: D'li (Aquarius, the Water Carrier); Body part: Korkevan=Stomach (Sefer Yetzirah).
Sunday 23 February / 28 Shevat
Today we enter the week leading up to Shabbat TERUMAH, when we begin to learn about Moses' Sanctuary in the Wilderness. It is fitting to devote extra thought to the Holy Temple and to yearn and pray for its rebuilding.
Monday 24 February / 29 Shevat
YOM KIPPUR KATAN
Yom Kippur Katan -- a "mini day of Atonement" -- is a day for introspection and repentance in preparation for the coming month of Adar. Some fast from dawn to nightfall and recite a special service.
• When Adar arrives, we maximize SIMCHAH •
Attributes of the month of Adar: Ruling permutation of the letters of HAVAYAH are HEH-HEH-YUD-VAV contained in the final letters of four of the Hebrew words in Genesis 49:11, eeroH velashrekaH bniY athonO, "his foal..., and his ass's colt unto the choice vine". The month's corresponding letter is: KUF; Human attribute: LAUGHTER; Body Part: SPLEEN; Tribe: NAFTALI; Constellation: DAGIM (Pisces).
Monday night-Tuesday 24-25 February
/ 30 Shevat
ROSH CHODESH ADAR
First day of Rosh Chodesh, New Moon of Adar I. Ya'aleh VeYavo, "Half" Hallel and the additional Musaf service are recited on both days of Rosh Chodesh and it is customary to mark these days with more festive meals than usual.
Tuesday night-Wednesday 25-26 February 1 Adar
Ya'aleh VeYavo, "Half" Hallel and the additional Musaf service are recited on both days of Rosh Chodesh and it is customary to mark these days with more festive meals than usual.
Friday night-Saturday 28-29 February
/ 4 Adar
Torah reading: Exodus 25:1-27:19 explaining the design of the Sanctuary that Moses was to build in the Wilderness and its vessels. Haftara: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13 telling how King Solomon built the Temple in Jerusalem.
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