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Parshas Mattos

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIV No. 29 5774

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
July 18, 2014 – 20 Tammuz 5774
8:03 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 9:11 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:35 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Mattos
Weekly Haftara: Divrei Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah 1:1-2:3)
Daf Yomi: Megilah 7
Mishna Yomit: Arachin 3:1-2
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 421:1 – 422:2
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Shegagos chap. 12-14
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:40 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 5:40 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:21 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 8:23 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Pirkei Avos: 1

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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