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Parshas Emor


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 19                                    5772

New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
May  11, 2012 – 19 Iyar 5772
7:43 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 8:55 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Emor
Weekly Haftara: VehaKohanim HaLeviim (Ezekiel 44:15-31)
Daf Yomi: Tamid 26
Mishna Yomit: Yevamos 3:5-6
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim  53:14-16
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos  Ishus chap. 2-4
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:41 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:18 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 4
Sefiras HaOmer: 34

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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Question: What if someone forgot to count sefirah Thursday evening but only realized after he finished davening Friday evening? The catch is that he accepted Shabbos early so that it is still light outside. Can he still count for Thursday evening and then count for Friday night with a berachah once it gets dark?

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Question: What if a person counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing beforehand? Has he fulfilled his obligation? Incidentally, why do we recite a blessing for this counting but not for the “zayin nekiyim – seven clean days”?

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