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Vol. LXIII No. 11 5772



March 16, 2012 – 22 Adar 5772 6:44 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 7:51 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Weekly Reading: Vayak’hel-Pekudei

Weekly Haftara: Va’yehi D’var Hashem (Ezekiel 36:16-38 for Ashkenazim; 36:16-36 for Sefardim)

Daf Yomi: Temurah 30

Mishna Yomit: Ta’anis 3:4-5

Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 30:4 – 31:1

Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Ovdei Kochavim v’Chukoseihem chap. 4-6

Earliest Time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:12 a.m. NYC E.D.T.

Latest Kerias Shema: 10:05 a.m. NYC E.D.T.


This Shabbos is Parashas Parah, it is also Shabbos Mevorchim Hachodesh Nissan. Rosh Chodesh is next Shabbos (1 day). The Molad is Thursday evening 33 minutes and 2 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 9 pm (in Jerusalem). At Shacharis some say Yotzros in the Reader’s repetition. We take out two Sifrei Torah from the Ark. In the first we read the weekly Parasha of Vayak’hel-Pekudei and we call up seven Aliyos. Following the Ba’al Keriah’s recital of half-Kaddish we call up the Maftir and read in the second scroll from the beginning of Parashas Chukas (Bamidbar 19:1-22) until “Ad ha’erev” (there are some who are of the opinion that this reading is De’Oraisa). Musaf as usual; there is no Hazkaras Neshamos or Av HaRachamim, but we do say Tzidkas’cha at Mincha.

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