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Parshas Tetzaveh

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXV No. 6                                         5774
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
February 7, 2014 – 7 Adar I, 5774
5:01 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 6:05 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 6:35 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Tetzaveh
Weekly Haftara: Ata [B]en Adam (Ezekiel 43:10-27)
Daf Yomi: Sukkah 4
Mishna Yomit: Zevachim 6:2-3
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 330:10 – 331:1
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Tefillin u’Mezuzah chap. 8-10
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:08 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 6:59 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:34 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:21 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

      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.

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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