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Parshas Vayera


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
November 2, 2012 – 17 Cheshvan 5773
5:30 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

Sabbath Ends: 6:34 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Vayera
Weekly Haftara: Ve’isha Achas (II Kings 4:1-37 Ashkenazim; II Kings 4:1-23 Sephardim)
Daf Yomi: Shabbos  30
Mishna Yomit: Nazir 6:2-3
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 147:7 – 148:1
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Nizkei Mamon chap. 9-11
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:33 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:04 a.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

This Saturday night at 2:00 a.m. (Sunday 2:00 a.m.) we set the clock back one hour as we resume Standard Time.

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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Vol. LXVI No. 3                           5775 New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME January 16, 2015–25 Teves 5775 4:36 p.m. NYC E.S.T.   Sabbath Ends: 5:40 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 6:08 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Weekly Reading: Va’era Weekly Haftara: Koh Amar Hashem (Ezekiel 28:25-29:21) Daf Yomi: Yevamos 104 Mishna Yomit: Kelim 17:2-3 Halacha Yomit: […]

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.

M. Goldman
(Via E-mail)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.

M. Goldman
(Via E-mail)

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