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Parshas Ki Tissa


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIV No. 9                                              5773
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
March 1, 2013 – 19 Adar 5773
5:27 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 6:34 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 7:00 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Ki Tissa
Weekly Haftara: Va’yehi Devar Hashem (Ezekiel 36:16-38 for Ashkenazim; 36:16-36 for Sefardim)
Daf Yomi: Shabbos 149
Mishna Yomit: Bava Kama 4:8-9
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim  202:10-12
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Tefilah u’Birkas Kohanim chap. 11-13
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:29 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 6:30 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:19 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Plag HaMincha: 4:36 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:47 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

This Shabbos is Parashas Parah. At Shacharis some say Yotzros in the Reader’s repetition. We take out two Sifrei Torah from the Ark. In the first we read the weekly Parasha of Ki Tissa and we call up seven Aliyos. Following the Ba’al Keriah’s recital of half-Kaddish we call up the Maftir and read in the second scroll from the beginning of Parashas Chukas (Bamidbar 19:1-22) until “Ad ha’erev” (there are some who are of the opinion that this reading is De’Oraisa). Musaf as usual; there is no Hazkaras Neshamos or Av HaRachamim, but we do say Tzidkas’cha at Mincha.

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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Question: My young daughter was recently diagnosed with autism. She does not function well socially and is extremely introverted, but we have noticed that she reacts very well to small animals. We reported this to her therapist who suggested that we get a dog or cat as a pet. We know that most religious people frown upon having pets, but we hate to see our daughter suffer and want to do anything that would make her happy. Would it be okay to own a pet in the circumstances we described?

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