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Parshas Ekev


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 32 5772

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
August 10, 2012 – 22 Av 5772
7:40 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 8:48 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Ekev
Weekly Haftara: Vatomer Tziyyon (Isaiah 49:14-51:3)
Daf Yomi: Berachos 9
Mishna Yomit: Kesuvos 8:6-7
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 98:5-99:2
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Ma’aseh Ha’Korbanos chap. 7-9
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:00 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:30 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 4

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim – we bless the new moon. Rosh Chodesh Elul is two days next Shabbos and Sunday. The Molad was yesterday, Friday 13 minutes and 7 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 1:00 p.m. (in Jerusalem).

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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