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Parshas Lech Lecha


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 43                                          5773

 

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
October 26, 2012 – 10 Cheshvan 5773
5:39 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 6:43 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Lech Lecha
Weekly Haftara: Lama Tomar (Isaiah 40:27-41:16)
Daf Yomi: Sabbos  23
Mishna Yomit: Nazir 4:2-3
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 143:2-4
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Kelim chap. 27 – Hilchos Mikva’os 1
Earliest Time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:25 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 10:00 a.m. NYC E.D.T.

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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