Dawn (Alot Hashachar):
Earliest Tallit and Tefillin (Misheyakir):
Sunrise (Hanetz Hachamah):
Midday (Chatzot Hayom):
Earliest Mincha (Mincha Gedolah):
Mincha Ketanah (“Small Mincha”):
Plag Hamincha (“Half of Mincha”):
Nightfall (Tzeit Hakochavim):
Midnight (Chatzot HaLailah):
Shaah Zmanit (proportional hour):
The day following a festival is called Isru Chag (“tied to the festival”). Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted throughout the remainder of the festive month of Tishrei.
Joy is an overflowing, an explosion.
Something enters a person’s life for which he could never be prepared, and his previously tidy self erupts in song, dance and joy.
Approach the divine with a calculated mind, and there is no window for joy. Embrace the infinite beyond mind, and let joy surprise you. Source ChaBaD