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Vol. LXVI No. 11                                             5775



New York City
March 13, 2015 – 22 Adar 5775
6:42 p.m. NYC E.D.T.


Sabbath Ends: 7:42 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 8:14 p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Weekly Reading: Vayak’hel-Pekudei
Weekly Haftara: Va’yehi D’var Hashem (Ezekiel 36:16-38 for Ashkenazim; 36:16-36 for Sefardim)
Daf Yomi: Kesuvos 39
Mishna Yomit: Kelim 28:6-7
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 551:17 – 552:1
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Issurei Bi’ah chap. 6-8
Earliest Time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:21 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunrise: 7:11 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 10:08 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 7:00 p.m. NYC E.D.T.


This Shabbos is Parashas Parah, it is also Shabbos Mevorchim Hachodesh Nissan. Rosh Chodesh is next Shabbos (1 day). The Molad is Friday afternoon 43 minutes and 3 chalakim (a chelek is 1/18 of a minute) after 12 noon (in Jerusalem). 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 Vayak’hel-Pekudeiand 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.