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Vol. LXVIII No. 18 5777
New York City
May 5, 2017 – 9 Iyar 5777
7:38 p.m. NYC E.D.T.



Sabbath Ends: 8:43 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:10 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Weekly Haftara: Ha’lo Ki’venei Kushiyim (Amos 9:7-15)
Daf Yomi: Bava Basra 103
Mishna Yomit: Eruvin 1:9-10
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 160:1-3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Tum’as Mes chap. 3-5
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:54 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 5:49 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:21 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:56 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: Ch. 3
Sefiras HaOmer: 24


This coming Tuesday evening and Wednesday, the 14th of Iyar, is Pesach Sheni.

It is customary to eat matza at one meal at least, even with chametz in the house [at the table] – based upon the Mishna in Pesachim 95a: “…On the second [Passover, i.e. Pesach Sheni] one may have in his house both chametz and matza.” (The Talmud ad loc. explains that this halacha is derived through exegesis of the Thirteen Principles.)


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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.