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Vol. LXVIII No. 19                                             5777
New York City
May 12, 2017 – 16 Iyar 5777
7:45 p.m. NYC E.D.T.



Sabbath Ends: 8:51 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 9:17 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Emor
Weekly Haftara: Ve’haKohanim haLevi’im (Ezekiel 44:15-31)
Daf Yomi: Bava Basra 110
Mishna Yomit: Eruvin 3:7-8
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 162:3-5
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Tum’as Mes chap. 24 – Hilchos Parah Adumah chap. 1
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 4:44 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 5:41 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:17 NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 8:03 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 4
Sefiras HaOmer: 31


This coming Motzoei Shabbos evening and Sunday is Lag BaOmer – the 33rd day of the Omer – a break in the sorrowful period when we do not cut our hair or rejoice with music. On Lag BaOmer we may cut our hair and hold weddings and other celebrations with music. There are various minhagim regarding the exact length and time frame of this mourning period. See Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 493, where these minhagim are clearly delineated.

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.