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3 Tammuz 5782 / 2 July 2022

Torah Calendar

27 Sivan-10 Tammuz, 5782
June 26-July 9, 2022

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Attributes of the month of Sivan: Ruling permutation of the letters of HAVAYAH: YOD VAV KEH KEH, contained in the initial Hebrew letters of Yedotav U-letzela Hamiskan Hasheinit - "...for its tenons and for the second side of the tabernacle..." (Exodus 26:19-20). The month's corresponding letter is: ZAYIN; Human attribute: MOTION; Body Part: LEFT FOOT; Tribe: ZEVULUN; Constellation: TE-OMIM (Gemini, the Twins).

Tuesday June 28 / 29 Sivan
YOM KIPPUR KATAN

Today is observed as Yom Kippur Katan ("small day of atonement"), with optional fasting from dawn until nightfall and penitential prayers for self-purification and atonement in preparation for the coming month of Tammuz.

Tuesday night-Wednesday June 28-29 / 30 Sivan
ROSH CHODESH TAMMUZ First Day

Add Ya'aleh Veyavo in the evening, morning (Shacharit) and afternoon prayers and in Grace after Meals. Following the morning Shacharit prayer, "half" Hallel is recited, and after the Rosh Chodesh synagogue Torah reading we recite the Mussaf prayer corresponding to the additional Rosh Chodesh Temple sacrifice.

Attributes of the month of Tammuz: Ruling permutation of the letters of HAVAYAH: KEH VAV KEH YOD, contained in the concluding Hebrew letters of zeH einenU shoveH lI, "...this is not of worth to me..." (Esther 5:13). The month's corresponding letter is: CHET; Human attribute: VISION; Body Part: RIGHT HAND; Tribe: REUVEN; Constellation: SARTAN (Cancer, the Crab).

Wednesday night-Thursday June 29-30/ 1 Tammuz
ROSH CHODESH TAMMUZ Second Day

Add Ya'aleh Veyavo in the evening, morning (Shacharit) and afternoon prayers and in Grace after Meals. Following the morning Shacharit prayer, "half" Hallel is recited, and after the Rosh Chodesh synagogue Torah reading we recite the Mussaf prayer corresponding to the additional Rosh Chodesh Temple sacrifice. On Rosh Chodesh it is customary to eat a festive meal with bread.

Today is the Yahrzeit of Yosef HaTzaddik (the biblical Joseph).

Friday night-Saturday July 1-2 / 3 Tammuz
Torah reading: Diaspora: KORACH;
Israel : CHUKAT

In Israel the Torah reading is Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32 telling of Korach's conspiracy against Moses and Aaron and giving the laws of the priestly and Levitical gifts.
In Israel the Torah reading is Chukat Numbers 19:1-22:1 giving the laws of the Red Heiffer and recounting the closing stages of the Children of Israel's journey to their Land and their miraculous conquests of the Emorites and Bashan.
On this day Joshua caused the sun to stop in Giv'on and the moon in Emek Ayalon in his war against the kings of Canaan.
The three day massacre of Jews in Uman, Ukraine, commenced in 1768.
Today is the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Shneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe (1902-1994).

Friday July 8 / 9 Tammuz

On this day at the end of the First Temple period the wall of Jerusalem was breached by Nebuchadnezzar's armies, signalling the beginning of the destruction of the city and the Temple, and King Tzedekiah and his ministers tried to escape through a secret tunnel to Jericho but were captured.

Friday night-Saturday July 8-9 / 10 Tammuz
Torah reading: Diaspora: CHUKAT;
Israel : BALAK

In the Diaspora the Torah reading is Chukat Numbers 19:1-22:1 giving the laws of the Red Heiffer and recounting the closing stages of the Children of Israel's journey to their Land and their miraculous conquests of the Emorites and Bashan. The Haftara Judges 11:1-33 tells the story of Yiftach (Jephthah)..

In Israel the Torah reading is Balak Numbers 22:2-25:9 telling the story of Bilaam's abortive efforts to curse Israel at the behest of Balak king of Moab; Haftara: Micah 5:6-6:8.


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