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Parshas Va’yetze


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
November 23, 2012 – 9 Kislev 5773
4:12 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 5:21 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Va’yetze
Weekly Haftara: Va’yivrach Yaakov (Ashkenazim – Hosea
12:13-14:10; Sephardim commence earlier from 11:7-14:10)
Daf Yomi: Shabbos 51
Mishna Yomit: Sotah 3:7-8
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 158:1-3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Mechirah chap. 10-12
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:56 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:19 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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