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Vol. LXIX No. 12                                 5778
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
March 23, 2018 – 7 Nissan, 5778
6:53 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

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Sabbath Ends: 7:53 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:25 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Tzav
Weekly Haftara: V’arva La’Shem (Malachi 3:4-24, we then conclude by repeating verse 3:23)
Daf Yomi: Avodah Zarah 67
Mishna Yomit: Yevamos 14:9-15:1
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 308:22-24
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Me’ilah chap. 5 -7
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:04 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:54 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:58 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:11 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

 

This Sabbath is Shabbos HaGadol. Many congregations say the Yotzros of Shabbos HaGadol in the Reader’s repetition of the Shacharis Amida. We do not say Av HaRachamim or Hazkaras Neshamos. It is customary to recite this Shabbos afternoon the Hagadah from “Avadim hayyinu” until “le’chapper al avonoseinu.” It is a Minhag Yisrael that the Rav delivers a special sermon this Shabbos, the Shabbos HaGadol Drasha, combining Halacha and Aggada as they relate to the laws of Pesach.

On Motza’ei Shabbos at the conclusion of Maariv we do say Vi’yehi No’ am and V’Ata Kadosh (according to the view of Rav Henkin – Aruch Hashulchan and Mishneh Berura citing Sha’arei Teshuva and Pri Megadim; others – Taz – opine that since erev Pesach after Chatzos we are not permitted to do any melacha, that we do not say).

As Pesach commences next Friday evening, we search for chametz, this coming, Thursday evening. We put aside the chametz for the following day when it will be burnt. Friday, Erev Pesach – see next week’s luach.

 

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 yklass@jewishpress.com.