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Parshas Beshalach


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
January 25, 2013 – 14 Shevat 5773
4:45 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 5:55 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Beshalach
Weekly Haftara: U’Devorah Isha (Ashkenazim: Judges 4:4-5:31; Sefardim: Judges 5:1-31)
Daf Yomi: Shabbos 114
Mishna Yomit: Kidushin 1:6-7
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 182:1-3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Mamrim chap. 1-3
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:15 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:40 a.m. NYC E.S.T.

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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