Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Metzora/Shabbos HaGadol, (April 8-9, 2022 / 7-8 Nissan, 5782)-shul-closed.docx

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Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Metzora/Shabbos HaGadol, (April 8-9, 2022 / 7-8 Nissan, 5782)

·         The Saranac Shul is closed this Shabbos. Please attend the synagogue of your choice. Good Shabbos!

Shalom Aleichem!

Friday: Candle lighting: 7:31 PM, Shabbos begins: 7:49 PM.

Saturday: Zeman Shema: before 10:00 AM;   Zeman Tefilah: before 11:06 AM. No “Av Harachamim.”

Chatzos 1:18 PM, Mincha Gedolah, 1:50 PM. Mincha Ketana, 5:07 PM, Plag Hamincha, 6:29 PM. No “Tzidkacha Tzedek.”

·         Many have the custom to read from the Haggadah at Mincha (“Avadim hayyinu…” until “…lechaper al avonoseinu,” or “We were slaves” until “to atone for all our sins.”)

Shalosh Seudos before 7:51 PM.

Shabbos ends: Shul tradition, 60 min.: 8:51 PM.   42 min.: 8:33 PM.  72 min.: 9:03 PM.

Make a kiddush levana by the end of Thursday night (if necessary, can be made until the end of Friday night, the first night of Passover.

The Parshah in a Nutshell


Leviticus 14:1–15:33

Last week’s Parshah described the signs of the metzora (commonly mistranslated as “leper”)—a person afflicted by a spiritual malady which places him or her in a state of ritual impurity. This week’s Torah reading begins by detailing how the recovered metzora is purified by the kohen (priest) with a special procedure involving two birds, spring water in an earthen vessel, a piece of cedar wood, a scarlet thread and a bundle of hyssop.

A home can also be afflicted with tzaraat by the appearance of dark red or green patches on its walls. In a process lasting as long as nineteen days, a kohen determines if the house can be purified, or whether it must be demolished.

Ritual impurity is also engendered through a seminal or other discharge in a man, and menstruation or other discharge of blood in a woman, necessitating purification through immersion in a mikvah.


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The Saranac Synagogue

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