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Parshas VaYechi


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 52                                   5773

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
Dec. 28, 2012 – 15 Teves 5773
4:16 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 5:30 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: VaYechi
Weekly Haftara: VaYikrevu Yemei Dovid (I Kings 2:1-12)
Daf Yomi: Shabbos 86
Mishna Yomit: Gitin 4:4-5
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 168:17 – 169:2
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Malveh v’Loveh chap. 19-21
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:20 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:38 a.m. NYC E.S.T.

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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