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Vol. LXIX No. 48                           5779
New York City
CANDLE LIGHTING TIME
November 30, 2018 – 22 Kislev 5779
4:11 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

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Sabbath Ends: 5:15 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 5:42 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: VaYeshev
Weekly Haftara: Koh Amar (Amos 2:6-3:8)
Daf Yomi: Chulin 3
Mishna Yomit: Bava Kama 5:7-6:1
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 405:6-8
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Isurei Bi’ah chap. 12-14
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:05 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 6:59 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:21 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 4:29 p.m. NYC E.S.T.

 

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevarchim. We bless the new month of Teves. Rosh Chodesh is two days, next Shabbos and Sunday. The molad is Friday night, 29 minutes and 13 Chalakim (a chelek is 1/18th of a minute) after 10:00 p.m. (in Jerusalem).

This Sunday evening is the first night of Chanukah. We light Chanukah candles each night for the next eight nights – increasing the number of candles according to the number of days. We make the following blessings upon lighting: Lehadlik Ner Shel Chanukah and She’asah Nissim, and on the first night, Shehecheyanu. We add Al Hanissim to our Shemoneh Esreh in all our prayers and in Birkas Hamazon.

The order for every day of Chanukah is as follows: in the Shemoneh Esreh and Birkas Hamazon we say Al Hanissim (we do not say Tachanun or E-l Erech Appayim), whole Hallel followed by half Kaddish (except for the two days of Rosh Chodesh, when we say whole Kaddish and Musaf). We then read from the Torah, beginning in Bamidbar (7:1), Parashas Naso, each day the first two Aliyos from the Nasi of that day. The third Aliya is from the Nasi of the following day. On the eighth day, the third Aliya concludes in the beginning of Parashas Beha’aloscha (Bamidbar 8:4), half Kaddish, no Yehi Ratzon. After the Torah reading we say Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon, we omit Lamenatze’ach and at the usual conclusion of tefilla we add Mizmor Shir Chanukas Habayis.

This Tuesday Evening (Dec. 4th) at Maariv we begin to request “v’sen tal u’matar l’vracha” in Mevarech Hashanim.   If one forgot he must repeat. This requirement is only for the first thirty days the time period it takes to develop a habitual fluency. See Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, Hilchos Tefilla, for all laws, as to which places in the Shemoneh Esreh one may, bedi’avad; post facto; as a last resort; include this request and not have to repeat the full Shemoneh Esreh.

 

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, rav of Congregation K’hal Bnei Matisyahu in Flatbush, Brooklyn, is Torah Editor of The Jewish Press. He can be contacted at yklass@jewishpress.com.