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Vol. LXVII No. 14                                             5776
New York City
April 1, 2016 – 22 Adar 5776
7:03 p.m. NYC E.D.T.



Sabbath Ends: 8:04 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:35 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Shemini
Weekly Haftara: Va’yehi Devar Hashem (Ezekiel 36:16-38 for Ashkenazim; 36:16-36 for Sefardim)
Daf Yomi: Kidushin 21
Mishna Yomit: Berachos 1:5 – 2:1
Halacha Yomit: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 181:21 – 182:3
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Ma’aser chap. 13 – Hilchos Ma’aser v’Neta Reva’i chap. 1
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:48 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:38 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:49 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:21 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevor’chim, we bless the new month of Nissan, Rosh Chodesh is next Shabbos (one day). The Molad for Chodesh Nissan is Thursday morning 15 minutes and 16 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18th of a minute) past 10:00 a.m. (in Jerusalem).


This Shabbos is Parashas Parah. At Shacharis some say Yotzros in the Reader’s repetition. We take out two Sifrei Torah from the Ark. In the first we read the weekly Parasha of Shemini and we call up seven Aliyos. Following the Ba’al Keriah’s recital of half-Kaddish we call up the Maftir and read in the second scroll from the beginning of Parashas Chukas (Bamidbar 19:1-22) until “Ad ha’erev” (there are some who are of the opinion that this reading is De’Oraisa). Musaf as usual; there is no Hazkaras Neshamos or Av HaRachamim, but we do say Tzidkas’cha at Mincha.

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.