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5 Iyar 5766 - May 3, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

Parshas Emor, 5766

Sunday, 9 Iyar - Shabbos, 15 Iyar 5766 (May 7-13, 2006)

Pesochim 110-116
Terumos 2-8

Beitzah 1:10-2:3

Orach Chaim 550:3-552:1

Ovos: 4

Ta'anis Sheini Kamma falls on Monday, 10 Iyar (May 8) and Ta'anis Chamishi falls on Thursday, 13 Iyar (May 11).

Pesach Sheini falls on Friday, 14 Iyar (May 12). Tachanun is not said and the minhag is to eat matzos during this day. The Chida writes that we should increase our simchah on Pesach Sheini since it is kodosh to Hashem.

in Eretz Yisroel:

Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim

6:47 P.M.

Bnei Brak:
7:02 P.M.

8:15 P.M.
5:18 P.M.
5:14 P.M.

Parshas Emor

6:52 P.M.

Bnei Brak:
7:07 P.M.

8:26 P.M.
5:13 P.M.
5:07 P.M.



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