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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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