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Parshas Lech Lecha


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXII No. 44                                          5772

 

New York City

CANDLE LIGHTING TIME

November 4, 2011 – 7 Cheshvan 5772

5:29 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 6:35 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Weekly Reading: Lech Lecha

Weekly Haftara: Lama Tomar (Isaiah 40:27-41:16)

Daf Yomi: Chullin 131

Mishna Yomit: Pesachim 10:7-8

Halacha Yomit: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 182:14 – 183:2

Rambam Yomi: Hilchos She’ar Avos ha’Tum’ah chap. 9-11

Earliest Time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:35 a.m. NYC E.D.T.

Latest Kerias Shema: 10:06 a.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

We move the clock back one hour this Motza’ei Shabbos (Sunday) at 2:00 a.m., as we resume Standard Time.

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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