Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Halocho #758 - Shabbat Shekalim

This week is Shabbat Shekalim and 2 Torah Scrolls are taken out.

First we read the regular Torah Reading - Parshat Pekudai, after which we will say "Chazak" concluding Sefer Shemot.

We then read the beginning of Parshat  כי תשא (Shemot Ch. 30, Verses 11-16) in the second Sefer Torah.
This is followed by the Haftara for Shekalim from Melachim-2 Ch.11

 Shabbat Shekalim reminds us of the half-Shekel that everybody donated yearly to finance the daily sacrifices in the Bet Hamikdash, may we merit to see it rebuilt, speedily in our days.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 140:1

- Danny
Wednesday, 26 Adar-I 5771

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