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Vol. LXIX No. 50                           5779
New York City
Dec. 14, 2018 – 6 Teves 5779
4:11 p.m. NYC E.S.T.



Sabbath Ends: 5:16 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam 5:42 p.m. NYC E.S.T.
Weekly Reading: VaYigash
Weekly Haftara: Va’yehi Devar Hashem (Ezekiel 37:15-28)
Daf Yomi: Chulin 17
Mishna Yomit: Bava Kama 9:8-9
Halacha Yomit: Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 417:1-418:2
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Shevuos chap. 1-3
Earliest time for Tallis and Tefillin: 6:16 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunrise: 7:11 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:31 a.m. NYC E.S.T.
Sunset: 4:29 p.m. NYC E.S.T.


This coming Tuesday is the fast of Asara BeTeves. The fast starts at 6:02 a.m., N.Y.C., E.S.T. At Shacharis the chazzan in his repetition adds Anenu (between Go’el and Rofeh). We say the Selichos for Asara BeTeves. We read from the Torah in Parashas KiTissa-Va’yechal. We call three aliyos to the Torah.

Mincha: we say Ashrei, half Kaddish. We take out the Torah and call three aliyos to the Torah as we did at Shacharis and we again read from Va’yechal. The third aliya serves as Maftir and also reads the Haftara (Isaiah 55), Dirshu Hashem. We all say Anenu in the Shemoneh Esreh in Shema Kolenu. The chazzan in his repetition, however, says Anenu as in the morning, following Go’el Yisrael. Following Shemoneh Esreh, we say Avinu Malkeinu followed by Tachanun. Fast concludes (Rav Tukaccinsky) at 5:06 p.m., N.Y.C. E.S.T. or (Rav Moshe Feinstein, earlier z’man) 5:09 E.S.T., (later z’man) 5:17 E.S.T.

Kiddush Levana until Motza’ei Shabbos, 15th of Teves.


The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and yeshivas 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.