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Parshas Bamidbar

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXV No. 21                                               5774

 

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
May 23, 2014 – 23 Iyar 5774
7:54 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 9:03 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:27 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Bamidbar
Weekly Haftara: Vehaya Mispar Bnei Yisrael (Hosea 2:1-22)
Daf Yomi: Rosh Hashanah 15
Mishna Yomit: Chulin 7:3-4
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 381:1-3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Ma’aser 10-12
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:33 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 5:32 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:12 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 8:13 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 5
Sefiras HaOmer: 38

 

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim, Rosh Chodesh Sivan is 1 day, next Friday, the molad is Thursday morning, 22 minutes and 11 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) past 5:00 a.m. (in Jerusalem).

Rosh Chodesh, Thursday eve. – At Maariv we add Ya’aleh Ve’Yavo. However, if one forgot to include Yaleh Ve’Yavo (at Maariv only) one does not repeat (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 422:1, based on Berachos 30b, which explains that this is due to the fact that we do not sanctify the month at night). Following Shemoneh Esreh, the chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabel followed by Aleinu, Sefiras HaOmer and Kaddish Yosom.

Friday morning: Shacharis with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh, half-Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabbel. We take out one Sefer Torah from the Ark. We read in Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 28:1-15), we call four Aliyos (Kohen, Levi, Yisrael, Yisrael). The Baal Keriah recites half-Kaddish. We return the Torah to the Aron, Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon – we delete Lamenatze’ach. The chazzan recites half-Kaddish; all then remove their Tefillin.

Musaf of Rosh Chodesh, followed by Reader’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Shir Shel Yom, Borchi Nafshi and their respective Kaddish recitations (for mourners). Nusach Sefarad say Shir Shel Yom and Borchi Nafshi after half-Hallel, and before Aleinu they add Ein K’Elokeinu with Kaddish DeRabbanan.

      Mincha Erev Shabbos: In the Shemoneh Esreh we say Ya’aleh VeYavo, which we also add to Birkas Hamazon as well as mention of Rosh Chodesh in Beracha Acharona (Me’ein Shalosh) at all times. Kiddush Levana at first opportunity (we ususally wait until Motza’ei Shabbos).

From Rosh Chodesh until Isru Chag we do not say Tachanun (others extend this practice until the 12th day of Sivan). No Hazkaras Neshamos; we do say Kel Erech Appayim but at the conclusion of Kerias HaTorah we do not say Yehi Ratzon and we do say Lamenatze’ach.

Motzaei Shabbos,Saturday evening,is the onset of the 3 days of Hagbala – the preparatory period before Shavuos. According to some minhagim, the same relaxation of Sefira observance that we allow on Lag BaOmer applies to the days before Shavuos as well. See Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 493, and Mishna Berura (ad. loc.), where the various minhagim are clearly delineated.

 

The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapter 83, 130, 142. – Y.K.

About the Author: Rabbi Yaakov Klass, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at yklass@jewishpress.com.


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