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Vol. LXVIII No. 48                           5778
New York City
December 1, 2017 – 13 Kislev 5778
4:11 p.m. NYC E.S.T.



Sabbath Ends: 5:14 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 5:42 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: VaYishlach
Weekly Haftara: Chazon Ovadiah (Obadiah 1:1-21)
Daf Yomi: Shevuos 3
Mishna Yomit: Ta’anis 1:1-2
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 271:8-10
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Kiddush Ha’Chodesh chap. 18, Hilchos Ta’aniyos chap. 1
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:06 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 7:00 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:22 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 4:29 p.m. NYC E.S.T.


This Monday Evening (Dec. 4th) at Maariv we begin to request “v’sen tal u’matar l’vracha” in Mevarech Hashanim.   If one forgot he must repeat. This requirement is only for the first thirty days the time period it takes to develop a habitual fluency. See Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Hilchos Tefilla, for all laws, as to which places in the Shemoneh Esreh one may, bedi’avad; post facto; as a last resort; include this request and not have to repeat the full Shemoneh Esreh.


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.


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Rabbi Yaakov Klass is Rav of K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush; Torah Editor of The Jewish Press; and Presidium Chairman, Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim.