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Parshas Bo

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXV  No. 1                                               5774

NYC Candle Lighting Time
January 3, 2014 – 2 Shevat 5774
4:22 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 5:28 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 5:55 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Bo
Weekly Haftara: Hadavar Asher Dibber (Jeremiah 46:13-28)
Daf Yomi: Yoma 56
Mishna Yomit:  Avos 5:15-16
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 324:11-13
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Avei chap. 6-8
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:25 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 7:19 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:40 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 4:41 p.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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