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22 Adar 5766 - March 22, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

Parshas Vayikro, 5766

Sunday, 26 Adar - Shabbos, 2 Nisan 5766 (Mar. 26-Apr. 1, 2006)

Pesochim 68-74
Kilayim 35-41

Yoma 6:1-8:1

Orach Chaim 531:8-537:2

Rosh Chodesh Nissan falls on Thursday, May 30.

Many have the minhag to read every morning from a Sefer Torah the parshas HaNesi'im from 1 Nissan until 13 Nissan. From the beginning of Nissan when someone sees a tree blossoming for the first time he should recite birkas ha'ilonos.

in Eretz Yisroel:

Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudi (HaChodesh)
5:18 P.M.

Bnei Brak:
5:33 P.M.

6:04 P.M.
5:57 P.M.
7:11 P.M.

Parshas Vayikro
The summer clock in Israel begins this year on erev Shabbos parshas Vayikro

5:23 P.M.

Bnei Brak:
5:38 P.M.

7:16 P.M.
5:50 P.M.
6:00 P.M.



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