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Parshas Tzav


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 13 5772
New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
March 30, 2012 – 7 Nissan, 5772
6:59 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 8:06 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Tzav
Weekly Haftara: V’orvoh La’Shem (Malachi 3:4-24, we then conclude by repeating verse 3:23)
Daf Yomi: Kerisos 11
Mishna Yomit: Megillah 2:4-5
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 32:39-41
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Tefillin u’Mezuzah chap. 5 – 7
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:09 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 10:03 a.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 Haggadah from “Avadim hayyinu” until “lechapper al kol avonoseinu.” It is a Minhag Yisrael that the Rav delivers a special sermon this Shabbos, the Shabbos HaGadol Derasha, combining Halacha and Aggada as they relate to the laws of Pesach.

On Motza’ei Shabbos at the conclusion of Maariv we do say Viy’hi No’am and Ve’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.

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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