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Vol. LXVII No. 34                                       5776



New York City
August 19, 2016 – 15 Av 5776
7:29 p.m. NYC E.D.T.


Sabbath Ends: 8:29 NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:58 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: VaEs’chanan
Weekly Haftara: Nachamu, Nachamu (Isaiah 40:1-26)
Daf Yomi: Bava Kama 80
Mishna Yomit: Shevi’is 4:1-2
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 32:9-11
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Zechiya u’Matana chap. 7-9
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 5:17 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 6:10 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:34 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:47 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Pirkei Avos: 3


This Friday, Erev Shabbos, is Chamisha Asar B’Av – the 15th of Av – which our Talmud (Ta’anis 26b) refers to as a special festival that was celebrated when our holy Temple existed in Jerusalem. We do not say Tachanun. This Shabbos, is referred to as Shabbos Nachamu as we read the Haftara Nachamu Nachamu.

All tefillos as ususal. We resume the study of Pirkei Avos (chap. 3).

   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.