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Message from the Rabbi

The month of Nissan started this week. It is the month of Passover, when we celebrate our ancestors’ exodus from Egypt. But although the Exodus occurred more than 3,300 years ago, our sages remind us that in every generation, and indeed every single day, a Jew must view himself as having left Egypt too.

We all deal with our own Egypts—the various inhibitions that restrain us from being who we should be—and when we break free that is as great as the original Exodus.

Moreover, the name of the month itself implies that we can still experience a miraculous exodus even today. The word “Nissan” shares a root with the word “nes” – meaning, “miracle.” So not only can we break free from our inhibitions, we can do so in the most miraculous way possible, just like our ancestors did, and just as the Jewish people have done throughout history.

Our existence is miraculous in the first place, so it isn’t out of the question for us to demand that we continue seeing miracles. So as this month of miracles is now upon us, we turn to G‑d and demand that He show us revealed miracles: may the Israeli hostages be freed, may the IDF succeed in its mission of protecting the Land of Israel, and may we finally experience the ultimate miracle – the coming of Moshiach!

Shabbat shalom,

Pre- Passover Fair — April 15  


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Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Northern Virginia:
Shabbat Candle Lighting (Tazria):
Friday, Apr. 12
7:26 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Apr. 13
8:26 pm
Torah Portion: Tazria

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Upcoming Events
Kiddish sponsored by Anonymous and Lee & Cindy Cohen
Shabbat, Apr. 13, 2024 - 12:00 pm
Kiddish sponsored by Anonymous and Lee & Cindy Cohen
Friendship Circle - PesachEdition
Sunday, Apr. 14, 2024 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friendship Circle NoVA — Pesach! Fun, accessible Jewish events for families and teen volunteers.
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Pre-Passover Fair
Monday, Apr. 15, 2024 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Model matza bakery, music, face painting, bouncy castle — great for the family. $15 includes BBQ dinner!
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Shabbat Dinner under the Stars
Friday, Apr. 19, 2024 - 7:30 pm
Enjoy a hassle-free Friday Night dinner before Pesach. Gourmet Kosher Catered Dinner
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New: Kids and Family Seder
Monday, Apr. 22, 2024 - 6:00 pm
Warm, child-focused program to keep the kids involved; all the food you'd expect at a seder plus more with a modern zing. No experience necessary!
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Community Passover Seder
Monday, Apr. 22, 2024 - 7:45 pm
Enjoy a meaningful and interactive Seder with all ages and stages in a warm and inviting atmosphere and gourmet Passover cuisine.
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Community Passover Seder
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2024 - 8:30 pm
Enjoy a meaningful and interactive Seder with all ages and stages in a warm and inviting atmosphere and gourmet Passover cuisine.
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Kiddish Michael Naor (partial sponsor)
Shabbat, Apr. 27, 2024 - 12:00 pm
Kiddish sponsored in part by Michael Naor in honor of their first anniversary.
Daily Quote
G‑d looked into the Torah and created the world. Man looks into Torah and sustains the world.
— Zohar
Services Times  

Our Daily Service Schedule

  • Sunday 8:30 am
  • Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am
  • Friday evenings, 10 minutes after candle lighting
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The Jewish Calendar
  Thursday Nissan 3 | April 11
  Friday Nissan 4 | April 12
  Shabbat Nissan 5 | April 13
  Sunday Nissan 6 | April 14
  Monday Nissan 7 | April 15
  Tuesday Nissan 8 | April 16
  Wednesday Nissan 9 | April 17
  Thursday Nissan 10 | April 18
  Friday Nissan 11 | April 19
  Shabbat Nissan 12 | April 20
The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Tazria

The name of the Parshah, “Tazria,” means “conceives” and it is found in Leviticus 12:2.

The Parshah of Tazria continues the discussion of the laws of tumah v’taharah, ritual impurity and purity.

A woman giving birth should undergo a process of purification, which includes immersing in a mikvah (a naturally gathered pool of water) and bringing offerings to the Holy Temple. All male infants are to be circumcised on the eighth day of life.

Tzaraat( often mistranslated as leprosy) is a supra-natural plague, which can afflict people as well as garments or homes. If white or pink patches appear on a person’s skin (dark red or green in garments), a kohen is summoned. Judging by various signs, such as an increase in size of the afflicted area after a seven-day quarantine, the kohen pronounces it tamei (impure) or tahor (pure).

A person afflicted with tzaraat must dwell alone outside of the camp (or city) until he is healed. The afflicted area in a garment or home must be removed; if the tzaraat recurs, the entire garment or home must be destroyed.

Learn: Tazria in Depth
Browse: Tazria Parshah Columnists
Prep: Devar Torah Q&A for Tazria
Read: Haftarah in a Nutshell
Play: Tazria Parshah Quiz


Artwork by Sarah Kranz.