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Vol. LXVIII No. 8 5777

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
February 24, 2017– 28 Shevat, 5777
5:23 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

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Sabbath Ends: 6:24 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 6:56 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Mishpatim
Weekly Haftara: Ben Sheva Shanim (II Kings 11:17-12:17)
Daf Yomi: Bava Basra 33
Mishna Yomit: Shabbos 1:8-9
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 128:16-18
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Matnos Aniyim chap. 8-10
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:47 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 6:36 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:23 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:41 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim Rosh Chodesh Adar. We bless the new moon. Rosh Chodesh is two days, this coming Sunday and Monday. The molad is Sunday morning, 20 minutes and 9 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 6:00 a.m. (in Jerusalem).

This Shabbos is Parashas Shekalim

Shabbos morning: Shacharis is the usual Shabbos tefillah however following the chazzan’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, we remove two scrolls from the Ark; in the first we read from the weekly portion of Mishpatim and call seven Aliyos. We then call the Maftir and read from the second Sefer in Parashas Ki Tissa, from the beginning of the Parasha until Al Nafshoseichem (Exodus 30:11-16). We read the Haftara of Parashas Shekalim, Ben Sheva Shanim (II Kings 11:17-12:17), We do not say Av Harachamim, nor is there Hazkaras Neshamos, but we continue with Ashrei; we return the scrolls to the Aron and the chazzan says half Kaddish.

Musaf and Mincha are both the usual Shabbos tefillah but at Mincha we do not say Tzidkas’cha.

Rosh Chodesh Adar: Motzaei Shabbos at Maariv we add Ya’aleh VeYavo. (However, if one forgot to include Ya’aleh VeYavo – at Maariv only – one does not repeat. See Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 422:1, based on Berachos 30b, which explains that this is due to the fact that we do not sanctify the month at night and this rule applies even should Rosh Chodesh be two days).

Sunday morning: Shacharis with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh; following chazzan’s repetition we say half Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabbel. We take out one Sefer Torah. We read in Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 28:1-15); we call up four Aliyos (Kohen, Levi, Yisrael, Yisrael), the Baal Keria recites half Kaddish. We return the Torah to the Aron, Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon – we delete Lamenatze’ach – the chazzan recites half Kaddish; all then remove their tefillin.

Musaf of Rosh Chodesh, followed by chazzan’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Shir Shel Yom, Borchi Nafshi and their respective Kaddish recitals (for mourners). Nusach Sefarad say Shir Shel Yom and Borchi Nafshi after half Hallel. Before Aleinu they add Ein K’Elokeinu with Kaddish DeRabbanan.

Mincha: In the Shemoneh Esreh we say Ya’aleh VeYavo, followed by chazzan’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu and Mourner’s Kaddish.

Sunday evening, Second day Rosh Chodesh, Maariv, and Monday, Shacharis and Mincha same as yesterday.

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.

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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.