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Vol. LXV No. 4                                          5774

New York City
January 24, 2014– 23 Shevat, 5774
4:44 p.m. NYC E.S.T.


Sabbath Ends: 5:49 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 6:18 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: Mishpatim
Weekly Haftara: HaDavar Asher Haya (Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25-26)
Daf Yomi: Yoma 77
Mishna Yomit: Zevachim 1:3-4
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim328:29-31
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Ovdei Kochavim v’Chukoseihem chap. 7-9
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:19 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 7:12 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:40 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 5:04 p.m. NYC E.S.T.


This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim Rosh Chodesh Adar I. We bless the new moon. Rosh Chodesh is two days, next Friday and Shabbos.

This Shabbos all Tefillos as usual. There is no Hazkaros neshamos but at Mincha we do say Tzidkas’cha. The molad is Friday morning, 26 minutes and 7 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 2:00 a.m. (in Jerusalem).

                        Rosh Chodesh: Thursday evening at Maariv we add Ya’aleh VeYavo. (However, if one forgot to include Ya’aleh VeYavo – at Maariv only – one does not repeat. See 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 and this rule applies even should Rosh Chodesh be two days).


                        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.