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Parshas Ki Tetze


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIV No. 33                                    5773
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
August 16, 2013 – 10 Elul 5773
7:32 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 8:35 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:03 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Ki Tetze
Weekly Haftara: Roni Akara (Isaiah 54:1-10)
Daf Yomi: Pesachim 57
Mishna Yomit: Makos 3:10-11
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 297:5 – 298:2
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Terumah chap. 1-3
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:13 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:07 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:33 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:51 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 2

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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