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Parshas Shoftim


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIV No. 30                                 5773
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
August 9, 2013 – 3 Elul 5773
7:41 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 8:45 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:13 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Shoftim
Weekly Haftara: Anochi, Anochi (Isaiah 51:12-52:12)
Daf Yomi: Pesachim 50
Mishna Yomit: Makos 2:4-5
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 293:1-3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Bechoros chap. 8 – Hilchos Shegagos chap.2
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:05 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:00 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:30 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 8:01 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 1

The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapters 83, 130, 142. – Y.K

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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Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.

M. Goldman
(Via E-mail)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.
M. Goldman
(Via E-mail)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.
M. Goldman
(Via E-mail)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.

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