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Vol. LXIX No. 34                                                 5779



New York City
August 23, 2019 – 22 Av 5779
7:24 p.m. NYC E.D.T.


Sabbath Ends: 8:24 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:53 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Ekev
Weekly Haftara: Vatomer Tziyyon (Isaiah 49:14-51:3)
Daf Yomi: Kerisos 2
Mishna Yomit: Avos 1:12-13
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 554:18-20
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Teshuva chap. 4-6
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:21 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:14 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:36 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:42 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 4


This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim – we bless the new moon. Rosh Chodesh Elul is two days next Shabbos and Sunday. The Molad is Friday afternoon 6 minutes and 4 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 5:00 p.m. (in Jerusalem).


   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 chairman of the Presidium of the Rabbinical Alliance of America; rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn; and Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at and