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Parshas Metzora

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
April 4, 2014 – 4 Nissan 5774
7:03 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 8:07 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:37 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Metzora
Weekly Haftara: V’arba’ah Anashim (II Kings 7:3-20)
Daf Yomi: Beza 5
Mishna Yomit: Menachos 7:6 –8:1
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 359:1- 360:2
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Na’arah Besulah chap. 1-3
Earliest Time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:44 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:34 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:46 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:23 p.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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