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Torah Portion

T'tzaveh

Exodus 27:20−30:10
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11 Adar 5783
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 [historic: I Samuel 15:2-34]
Shabbat Zachor

You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20

Holiday

Purim

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13 Adar 5783 to 14 Adar 5783

Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.

Event

Heartland District Convention

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16 Adar 5783 to 19 Adar 5783

To be held at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL

Torah Portion

Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11−34:35
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18 Adar 5783
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22-36 [historic: Ezekiel 36:16-38]
Shabbat Parah

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12

Torah Portion

Vayak'heil - P'kudei

Exodus 35:1–40:38
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25 Adar 5783
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-25 [historic: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18]
Shabbat HaChodesh

These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21

Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1