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Parshas VaYishlach


Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom

New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
November 30, 2012 – 16 Kislev 5773
4:09 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

Sabbath Ends: 5:19 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: VaYishlach
Weekly Haftara: Chazon Ovadiah (Obadiah 1:1-21)
Daf Yomi: Shabbos 58
Mishna Yomit: Sotah 6:3-4
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 159:9-11
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Zechiyah u’Matanah chap. 1-3
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:03 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:24 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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