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Parshas Shemos

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIV No. 51                            5774
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
December 20, 2013 – 10 Teves 5774
4:11 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 5:18 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 5:45 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Shemos
Weekly Haftara: Haba’im Yashresh Yaakov (Isaiah 27:6-28:13-29:22-23)
Daf Yomi:  Yoma 42
Mishna Yomit: Avos 4:9-10
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 321:4-6
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Sanhedrin chap. 19-21
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:20 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 7:15 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:34 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 4:31 p.m. NYC E.S.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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