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Parshas VaYechi


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

Vol. LXIII No. 1 5772

New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME

January 6, 2012 – 11 Teves 5772 4:23 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 5:34 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: VaYechi
Weekly Haftara: VaYikrevu Yemei Dovid (I Kings 2:1-12)
Daf Yomi: Bechoros 53
Mishna Yomit: Sukkah 1:11 – 2:1
Halacha Yomit: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, 216:2 – 217:3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Sheluchim v’Shutfin chap. 5 -7
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:21 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:41 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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