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Vol. LXV No. 9                          5774

New York City
February 28, 2014–28 Adar I, 5774
5:28 p.m. NYC E.S.T.


Sabbath Ends: 6:28 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 7:00 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Pekudei
Weekly Haftara: Ben Sheva Shanim (II Kings 12:1-17)
Daf Yomi: Sukka 25
Mishna Yomit: Zevachim 11:5-6
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 336:13- 337
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Sevisas Asor chap. 1-3
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:41 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 6:31 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:20 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:46 p.m. NYC E.S.T.


This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim Rosh Chodesh Adar Sheni (2 days, Sunday and Monday) and Parashas Shekalim. The molad is Shabbos Afternoon 10 minutes and 8 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 3 p.m. (in Jerusalem).

Shabbos – all tefillos as usual with the following exceptions:

Shabbos morning: Shacharis is the usual Shabbos tefilla 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 Pekudei and call seven Aliyos, and at their conclusion, being that we now end sefer Shemos, the congregation followed by the reader call out Chazak. 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), being that the following day is Rosh Chodesh, some add the first and last verses of the Haftara of Machar Chodesh (I Samuel 20:18, 42). 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 tefilla, however at Mincha following the chazzan’s repetition of Shemoneh Esreh, due to it being erev Rosh Chodesh – we do not say Tzidkas’cha.

Rosh Chodesh Adar Sheni: Ma’ariv is the usual Motza’ei Shabbos tefilla with inclusion of Ya’aleh ve’Yavo in the Shemoneh Esreh, half kaddish followed by Vi’yehi Noam ve’Atah Kadosh, Kaddish Tiskabel, Alenu followed by mourners Kaddish.

Sunday morning: Shacharis with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh; (no tachanun) following chazzan’s repetition we recite 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.

Birkas Hamazon: In the Grace after Meals we add Ya’aleh VeYavo, as well as mention of Rosh Chodesh in Beracha Acharona (Me’ein Shalosh) at all times.

Sunday night Maariv and Monday, second day Rosh Chodesh, the same as yesterday (no Tachanun nor Yehi Ratzon).


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


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