This is the first full week of the merry month of ADAR B 5779 (2019), in which we are commanded to increase in joy every day, no doubt because it contains the ultimate fun holiday of Purim (Next week: special PURIM issue !).
This Shabbat, the one that precedes Purim, we append to the Weekly Reading an extra section, called Zachor ("Remember..." — see articles #1 & 6).
For this first reading of the third book, Vayikra, we present teachings from the holy Zohar, the Ari Hakadosh, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe n. d. (#3-5)
The story (#7) is to get you in the mood for Purim.