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Parshas Naso


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIV No. 20                                                    5773
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
May 17, 2013 – 8 Sivan 5773
7:48 NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 8:53 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:14 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Naso
Weekly Haftara: Vayehi Ish Echad (Judges 13:2-25)
Daf Yomi: Eruvin 70
Mishna Yomit: Bava Basra 1: 3-4
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 247:1-3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Shechitah chap. 6-8
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin 4:39 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 5:37 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:14 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 8:08 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: Perek 1

Today is Isru Chag, we do not say Tachanun, nor do we eulogize, nor do we fast.

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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