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March Parashas 7 March 2015 / 16 Adar 5775: KI TISA The Parasha concludes with the construction of the Mishkan. The Children of Israel are commanded to give the half Shekel toward a national census and the purchasing of the public offerings. The copper washstand, the Kiyor, is described along with the ingredients and laws of the anointing oil and the Ketores – the incense. Betzallel, the grandson of Chur and great-grandson of Miriam, is identified as the chief artisan and architect of the Mishkan. The portion continues with the infamous story of the Golden Calf. The people wrongly calculated that Moses was late in coming down from Mount Sinai and the people were already seeking a replacement for him by making the Golden Calf Moses sees them dancing around the calf and in anger breaks the Two Tablets; he then punishes the 3,000 wrongdoers (less than 0.1% of the 3 million people), pleads to God not to wipe out the people, requests to see the Divine Glory, and receives the second set of Tablets of the Ten Commandments. Moses is instructed to cut two new Luchos and ascend Sinai. Moses is taught the secret formula for Teshuva (the Thirteen Names of G-d as He Manifests His Mercy) and G-d forgives the Children of Israel. G-d establishes a new covenant with the people. He forewarns them against the influences of assimilation and intermarriage and forbids them to make any treaties with the inhabitants of Canaan. The holidays of Pesach, Shavuot, and Succot are reviewed, as well as Shabbat and the basic law of Kashrut.

HOLIDAYS/ FASTS/ ROSH CHODESH/ SPECIAL DAYS Fast of Esther: 4 March 2015 (13 Adar 5775)

Rosh Chodesh: 21 March 2015 (1 Nissan 5775)

Purim: 5 March 2015 (14 Adar 5775)

14 March 2015 / 23 Adar 5775: VAYAKHEL / PEKUDEI PARSHAT PARAH SHABBAT MEVARECHIM Parasha Vayakhel deals with the construction of the Tabernacle. The craftsmen selected for the various types of works involved. An explanation in detail of the specific parts of the construction including the curtains, the cover for the Tent, the colours selected, the making of the Table, the Menorah and the Coutyard. The Parsha begins with the mitzvah of Shabbat and the penalty for transgression. It then describes the talents and materials donated and the appointment of Betzallel and Oholiav as chief architects and artists. The outer coverings of the Mishkan and the inner tapestries are detailed. The Menorah and the inner Golden Altar are described. Parasha Pekudei, details the amounts of silver, gold and cooper contributed to the construction of the Temple. Explanation of the vestments, breastplates, tunics, head plate to be worn by the High Priest. And the commandment to set up a tabernacle to make it holy for the glory of G-d to dwell amongst us.

21 March 2015 / 1 Nissan 5775: VAYIKRA The Parasha deals in details with the various offerings known as Korbon, to be bought to the Temple, such as animal offerings to during the time of the Temple. The types include; animals notably birds, sheep and goats, fire offerings, meal offerings, peace offerings, sin offering and the variable offering. The Parasha also deals with contamination of the sanctuary when delivering an offering.

28 March 2015 / 8 Nissan 5775: TZAV The Parasha primarily describes the offerings and teaches additional laws of the offerings to Aaron the High Priest Kohen Gadol and the various descriptions of the types of offerings. The Parasha covers instructions regarding the Olah – ascent offering, and the Mincha – the special meal offering of the Kohen Gadol and the special inaugural meal offering of the regular Kohain is described. Additional laws of the sin offering, and the guilt offering are detailed. Candle Lighting Times for March

Countries

6 March

13 March

20 March

27 March

Bangkok 6:09 6:10 6:11 6:11 Beijing 5:53 6:00 6:08 6:15 Guangzhou 6:14 6:17 6:20 6:22 Hong Kong 6:11 6:14 6:16 6:19 Katmandu 5:49 5:53 5:57 6:00 Kobe 5:41 5:47 5:52 5:58 Manila 5:47 5:48 5:49 5:50 Mumbai 6:28 6:30 6:32 6:33 Perth 6:28 6:20 6:11 6:02 Shanghai 5:37 5:42 5:47 5:52 Singapore 7:01 6:59 6:57 6:56 Seoul 6:12 6:19 6:25 6:32 Taipei 5:40 5:43 5:47 5:50 Tokyo 5:22 5:28 5:34 5:40 Candlelighting times are taken from Chabad.org.

JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN ASIA CAMBODIA

HONG KONG

PHILIPPINES

CHINA

Chabad of Hong Kong: 1/F Hoover Court, 7-9 Macdonell Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2523 9770 www.chabadhk.org

SINGAPORE

Chabad Jewish Center House # 32, Street 228, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: (855) 85 807 205 www.jewishcambodia.com Beijing Chabad House and Community centre: Fang Yuan Xi Lu, next to the south gate of Si De Park, Beijing, PR China Tel: (8610) 8470 8238 ext. 210, (86) 13910740109 www.chabadbeijing.com Chabad of Ya Bao Lu: Jian Guo Men Diplomatic Bldg, Building 3, 2/F, 223 Chaoyangmennei Street, Beijing, PR China TeL: (86) 1352 2016 427 Email: rabbaimendy08@gmail.com

Jewish Community Centre: One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2801 5440 www.jcc.org.hk

Ohel Leah Synagogue: 70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2589 2621 www.ohelleah.org United Jewish Congregation (Reform): Jewish Community Centre, One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2523 2985 www.ujc.org.hk Shuva Israel (Orthodox): 2/F Fortune House, 61 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2851 6300 www.shuva-israel.com

Kehillat Beijing (Reform): Capital Club Athletic Center, 3/F., Ballroom, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu Chaoyang District, Beijing, PR China Tel: (86) 10 6467 2225 www.sinogogue.org

Kowloon Kehilat Zion (Orthodox): Unit 105, 1/F, Wing on Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon Tel: (852) 2368 0061 www.kehilat-zion.org

Guangzhou Guangzhou Chabad: 31 He Ping Lu, Overseas Village, Guangzhou, China Tel: (86) 137 1050 5049 www.chabadgz.org

Chabad of Kowloon: 11 Hart Avenue, 2/F, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Tel: (852) 2366 5770 Email: kowloon@chabadhk.org

Shanghai Shanghai Chabad (Shanghai Jewish Center): Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 1720 Hong Qiao Road, Shanghai, 200336, PR China Tel: (86) 21 6278 0225 www.chinajewish.org

Magen David Synagogue: 340 Sir J.J. Rd, Byculla, Mumbai Tel: (91) 22 23006675

INDIA (MUMBAI)

Kenesseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, 43 Dr V.B. Gandhi Marg, Fort, Mumbai Tel: (91) 22 22831502 / 22839617

Beth Yaacov Synagogue: 110 H.V. de la Costa cnr, Tordesillas West, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila 1227, The Philippines Tel: (632) 815 0265 www.jewishphilippines.org Chesed-El Synagogue: 2 Oxley Rise, Singapore 238693 Jacob Ballas Community Centre & Maghain Aboth Synagogue: 24-26 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187950 Tel: (65) 6337 2189 www.singaporejews.org United Hebrew Congregation (Reform): email:uhcsingapore@hotmail.com

SOUTH KOREA Chabad: 744-18 Hannam-Dong, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 140-893, South Korea Tel: (82) 107 730 3770 www.jewishkorea.com

TAIWAN

Taipei Jewish Center: No. 12, Lane 46, Anju St, Daan District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan Tel: (886) 9 2392 3770 email: Rabbi@jewish.tw Taipei Jewish Community: 16 Min Tsu East Road, Second Floor, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Tel: (886) 2 2591 3565 email:einhorn912@xuite.net Taipei Jewish Services: Sheraton Taipei Hotel, 12, Zhang Xiao East Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan Tel: (886) 2 2321 5511, (886) 2 2394 4240

THAILAND

Jewish Association of Thailand: 121 Soi Sai Nam Thip 2, Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: (662) 663 0244 www.jewishthailand.com

Chabad of Pudong: Vila # 69, 2255 Luoshan Road, Shanghai, 200135, PR China Tel: (86) 21 5878 2008 www.chinajewish.org

Kurla Bene Israel: 275 C.S.T. Rd, Jewish Colony, Kurla (W) Mumbai, India Tel: (91) 22 511-2132

Sephardi Shanghai Center: Building B. Apt. 3 (Room 103), 1000 Gubei Road, Shanghai, PR China 201103 Tel: (86) 21 6208 8327 Mobile: (86) 15900808733 Email: sscshanghai10@gmail.com, ssc_shanghai@walla.com

JAPAN

Kehilat Shanghai (Reform): XinTianDi – Lakeville 2 Regency Club, 168 ShunChang Lu, Shanghai, China Tel: (86) 13817825201 www.kehilatshanghai.org Email: info@kehilatshanghai.org, Facebook: facebook.com/KehilatShanghai

Tokyo Tokyo Chabad: 1-5-23 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan 108-0073 Tel: (813) 5789 2846 www.chabad.jp

Chabad of Phuket 52/32 Ratch U-thit Song Roy Pee Rd. (opposite Patong Post Office), Second row of town houses, Patong, Katu District, Phuket 83150

Shenzhen Shenzhen Chabad: No.4, Block A, Guishan Xiaozhu Yanshan Road, Industrial Area, Shekou Nanshan District, Shenzhen, PR China Tel: (86) 755 8207 0712 www.chabadshenzhen.org

JCC Japan: Tokyo Jewish Community Centre, 8-8 Hiroo 3-Chome, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150 0012, Japan Tel: (813) 3400 2559 www.jccjapan.or.jp

Chiang Mai 189/15 Chang-Clan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand, On street of Night Bazaar, 100 Meters before The Empress hotel Tel: (66) 81 870 2249

Kobe Ohel Shelomoh Synagogue and Community Center: 4-12-12, Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650, Japan Tel: (81) 78 221 7236 www.jcckobe.org

NEPAL

Chabad House: GHA-2-516-4 Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: (977) 980 324 1294 chabadnepal@hotmail.com

Chabad of Thailand: 96 Rambutttri St. Banglamphu, 102000 Bangkok, Thailand Tel: (662) 629 2770 www.chabadthailand.com Bet Sefer Chabad: 221 Sukhumvit Soi 20, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand Tel: (662) 258 3434

VIETNAM

Chabad: 5A (villa) Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Dakao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Tel: (84) 90 9166770 www.JewishVietnam.com

March 2015 • Volume 9 • Issue 10 • Adar / Nissan 5775  

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