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Parshas Shemini

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Vol. LXIII No. 16                                                     5772

New York City


April 20, 2012 – 28 Nissan 5772

7:21 p.m. NYC E.D.T.


Sabbath Ends: 8:30 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Weekly Reading: Shemini

Weekly Haftara: Machar Chodesh (I Samuel 20:18-42)

Daf Yomi: Me’ilah 5

Mishna Yomit: Moed Katan 3:9 – Chagigah 1:1

Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim  42:2 – 43:1

Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Eruvin chap 6-8

Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:12 a.m. NYC E.D.T.

Latest Kerias Shema: 9:32 a.m. NYC E.D.T.

Pirkei Avos: Chapt. 1

Sefiras HaOmer: 13


This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevarchim, we bless the new moon, and due to Sefira we say Av Ha’rachamim, however at Mincha we do not say Tzidkos’cha. Rosh Chodesh Iyar is 2 days, Sunday and Monday.

The molad is Shabbos morning, 17 minutes and 3 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) past 10:00 a.m. (in Jerusalem).

      Rosh Chodesh Iyar: Motza’ei Shabbos at Maariv we add Ya’aleh VeYavo. However, if one forgot to include Ya’aleh VeYavo (at Maariv only) one does not repeat (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 422:1, based on Berachos 30b, which explains that this is due to the fact that we do not sanctify the month at night). Following the Shemoneh Esreh, the chazzan recites half-Kaddish. We then say Viyehi Noam and Ve’Ata Kadosh. The chazzan then recites Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Kaddish Yasom.

Sunday morning: Shacharis with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh, half Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabbel. We take out one Sefer Torah. We read in Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 28:1-15), we call four Aliyos (Kohen, Levi, Yisrael, Yisrael), the Baal Keria recites half- Kaddish. We return the Torah to the Aron, Ashrei, U’va Letziyyon – we delete La’menatze’ach – the chazzan recites half- Kaddish; all then remove their tefillin.

Musaf of Rosh Chodesh, followed by Reader’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Shir Shel Yom, Borchi Nafshi and their respective Kaddish recitals (for mourners). Nusach Sefarad say Shir Shel Yom and Borchi Nafshi after half Hallel, and before Aleinu they add Ein K’Elokeinu with Kaddish DeRabbanan.

Mincha: In the Shemoneh Esreh we say Ya’aleh VeYavo, which we also add to Birkas Hamazon as well as mention of Rosh Chodesh in Beracha Acharona (Me’ein Shalosh) at all times.

Sunday evening: second day Rosh Chodesh, Maariv we add ya’aleh ve’yavo in Shemoneh Esreh.

Monday morning: Shacharis and Mincha same as yesterday.Kiddush Levana at first opportunity (we usually wait until Motza’ei Shabbos).

The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and Yeshivos for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapter 83, 130, 142. –Y.K.

Torah Zoo Comes To Boro Park

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

   Have you ever wondered what a real korban Pesach looked like, or what the original appearance was of the kosher and non-kosher animals mentioned in Parshas Shemini? One need not travel far from home to get a glimpse of Torah wildlife. Preserved animals provided by renowned taxidermists are now on display at the Torah Zoo, an adjunct branch of The Living Torah Museum located at 1601 41st Street in Boro Park, in Brooklyn, New York.


   The man behind this venture is Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch, curator and tour operator of the museum and rav of Cong. Anshei Liozna, which houses the exhibitions. (Rabbi Deutsch also heads the Oneg Shabbos program, one of the largest free food pantries in New York.)


   About eight years ago, Rabbi Deutsch began collecting authentic ancient artifacts that were explicitly mentioned in the Torah, Mishnah and the Talmud. “I started collecting and exhibiting these artifacts because one cannot truly understand what life was like for our people centuries ago unless one sees the real thing,” says Rabbi Deutsch. “I want everyone to gain a real understanding and appreciation of the Torah and the gadlus (greatness) of Hashem, so for the sake of chinuch I have established this museum.”


   He began by contacting archeologists, auction houses and private collectors in order to secure the ancient remains from every period of Jewish history.




   Many of the items displayed in glass cases are 2,000 years old and some date back even further in history. One such item is a tablet from the city of Ur, the place where Abraham Avinu lived. This particular tablet is an administrative record with a list of men’s names (possibly a list of slaves). It is dated to the first year of Shu-sin, the fourth king of the third dynasty of Ur, which corresponds to the year 2037 BCE – 4,039 years ago.


   Other items donated to the museum include Israelite pottery, a pair of bronze anklets, a Cypriot pot cover, oil lamps, wine stoppers and arrowheads from the conquest of Lachish in 701 BC These items were donated by Dr. Donald Brown, the last living member of James Starkey’s excavation of Lachish in the 1930s and were authenticated by the prestigious trade publication, Biblical Archeology Review.


   At the recently opened Torah Zoo exhibit, located in a building adjacent to the museum, animals mentioned in the Torah come to life. “These are real animals that have been preserved and stuffed by taxidermists,” said Rabbi Deutsch. “Almost every animal mentioned in the Chumash is represented here, including the korban Pesach.”


   Oxen, bears, birds, fish, crocodiles, lions, turtles, grasshoppers, lizards and peacocks are among the animals on display. Each one is life size and includes nuanced features and details. Both kosher and non-kosher animals as described in Parshas Shemini are also on hand, including the nesher (eagle), the owl, scorpions, etc.


   For more information, or to arrange a visit, call 1-877-PLAN-A-TOUR.

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