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Vayikra, 1 Nisan 5781
March 14, 2021

Today we begin a new month. As we begin Nisan (Aries), our Sages beckon us to plant the seed of each month in the year ahead and to connect to each Tribe during the first 13 days of Nisan. The first of the tribes is Yehudah. Though there are twelve tribes, the Torah states that Jacob said to Yehudah: "Yehudah, your brothers shall acknowledge you." All of the Jewish people are referred to as "Yehudim" even if they were from a different tribe. In Megilat Esther, the story of Purim, Mordechai is referred to as a "Yehudi", even though he was from the tribe of Binyamin. The Talmud states that Mordechai was called a Yehudi because he rejected idolatry, and anyone who rejects idol worship is called a Yehudi. A Midrash adds that a person who rejects idol worship proclaims Hashem's Unity to the world, so he/she is called a "Yehudi", a word similar to "Yechidi", which is the firm conviction that Hashem is the One and Only. We have an exciting month ahead with extraordinary opportunities to connect the Creator's Light. May we be blessed to receive that Light and to share it with those around us.

Shavua v'chodesh tov,

First 13 Days of Nisan: Nisan 2 - Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
First 13 Days of Nisan: Nisan 3 - Monday, March 15, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
First 13 Days of Nisan: Nisan 4 - Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
First 13 Days of Nisan: Nisan 5 - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
First 13 Days of Nisan: Nisan 6 - Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
Kabbalat Shabbat with Torah Reading & First 13 Days of Nisan: Nisan 7 - Friday, March 19, 2021 - 7:30 PM EDT
Minchah For Shabbat, Motzaei Shabbat, Havdalah & First 13 Days of Nisan: Nisan 8 - Shabbat, March 20, 2021 - 6:00 PM EDT

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Vayikra - March 20, 2021
Torah Portion:
Vayikra (Leviticus) 1:1-5:26

Yeshayah (Isaiah) 43:21-44:23
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Zohar Portion
We study the Zohar alongside the Torah.  The reading for the week can be found under the same name as the weekly Torah portion.  Please note that sometimes there is not a corresponding section to the weekly Torah Parasha.
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The First 13 Days of Nissan
The Mishkan was erected on Rosh Chodesh Nisan. For the first 13 days of Nisan, we make a special connection to each day and plant the seed for the next 12 months of the Jewish year. The 13th day represents the lighting of the Menorah in the completed Mishkan. The Kabbalists suggest that when we finish our study for each day, we also meditate on the 42-Letter Name and the 72 Names.

We invite you to join us each night beginning Saturday night, March 13th for the First 13 Days of Nisan. Click Here to download the meditations for each day. Our meditation for the First Day of Nissan will begin after Havdalah on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Go to our EVENTS page to join us.

The New Month of Nissan (Aries)
The new month of Nissan will begin on Sunday, March 14, 2021. For more information on the new month, go to This Month's Energy page.

Jewish Holidays 5781 & 5782
We have just published an easy to follow table of all the Jewish holidays for the years 5781 & 5782. Click Here to get the Jewish Holiday Calendar.

Judaic Studies Course
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Shir HaShirim - New Chapter Each Week y en Español
We have begun our transliteration and translation of Shir HaShirim in both English and Spanish. We will be adding a new chapter each week until it is complete. Go to the Shabbat Siddur portion of our Kabbalah4All Siddur to download it.
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Weekly Derech Hashem Study
Derech HaShem (The "Way of the Name") is a philosophical text written in the 1730s by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. It is considered one of the quintessential handbooks of Jewish thought. The text covers a vast gamut of philosophical topics in the vast spectrum of classical Judaism's outlook on the world. These topics include: The purpose of creation, the Creator, human responsibility, the spiritual realms, providence, Israel and the nations, astrology, the human soul, theurgy, prophecy, the study of Torah, prayer, and the function of mitzvah observance. We will hold this class on Tuesdays at 8:30 PM EDT. See our Calendar for more information.

Your Hebrew Name
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