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Parshas Tazria-Metzora


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIV No. 15                                                   5773
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
April 12, 2013 – 2 Iyar 5773
7:12 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 8:21 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:44 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Tazria-Metzora
Weekly Haftara: Ve’Arba’a Anashim (II Kings 7:3-20)
Daf Yomi: Eruvin 35
Mishna Yomit: Bava Metzia 4:3-4
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 222: 2-4
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Ta’aniyos 2-4
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:30 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:21 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:39 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:32 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 2
Sefiras HaOmer: 17
Monday, the 5th of Iyar, is Yom Ha’atzma’ut – Israel’s Independence day.

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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