The Jewish Press Weekly Luach
by Rav Yaakov Klass

Vol. LXXI No. 42  5781


New York City
October 16, 2020 – 28 Tishrei 5781
5:55 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

Sabbath Ends: 6:53p.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sabbath Ends Rabbenu Tam: 7:24 p.m. NYC 
Weekly Reading: Bereishis
Weekly Haftara: Machar Chodesh (I Samuel 20:18-42)
Daf Yomi: Eruvin 68
Mishna Yomit: Kelim 17:10-11 
Halacha Yomit: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 204:3-7
Rambam Yomi: Hilchos Ma’achalos Asuros chap. 14-16
Earliest time for tallis and tefillin: 6:18 a.m. NYC E.D.T. 
Sunrise: 7:08 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Latest Kerias Shema: 9:54 a.m. NYC E.D.T.
Sunset: 6:13 p.m. NYC E.D.T.

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevarchim, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan is two days, Sunday and Monday.

This Shabbos all tefillos as usual. There is no Hazkaras Neshamos (Av HaRachamim and Kel Malei) and at Mincha we do not say Tzidkas’cha. The molad is Sunday morning, 23 minutes after 3:00 a.m. in Jerusalem.

Rosh Chodesh, Motza’ei Shabbos: at Maariv we add Ya’aleh VeYavo. (However, if one forgot to include Ya’aleh VeYavo (at Maariv only) one does not repeat. The Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayyim 422:1 on Berachos 30b explains that this is due to the fact that we do not sanctify the month at night). Following the Shemoneh Esreh, the chazzan recites half Kaddish – all say Viyehi No’am and Ve’ata Kadosh. Chazzan recites Kaddish Tiskabbel (some say Havdala in the synagogue), followed by Aleinu, Kaddish Yasom.

Sunday morning: Shacharis with inclusion of Ya’aleh VeYavo in the Shemoneh Esreh, half-Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabbel. We take out one Sefer Torah from the Ark. We read in Parashas Pinchas (Bamidbar 28:1-15), we call four Aliyos (Kohen, Levi, Yisrael, Yisrael), the Baal Keriah recites half-Kaddish. We return the Torah to the Aron, Ashrei, U’va LeTziyyon – we delete La’menatze’ach, the chazzan recites half-Kaddish; all then remove their tefillin.

Musaf of Rosh Chodesh, followed by Reader’s repetition and Kaddish Tiskabbel, Aleinu, Shir shel Yom, Borchi Nafshi and their respective Kaddish recitals (for mourners). Sefarad say shir Shel Yom and Borchi Nafshi after half-Hallel, and before Aleinu they add Ein KeElokeinu with Kaddish DeRabbanan.

Mincha: In the Shemoneh Esreh we say Ya’aleh VeYavo, which we also add to Birkas Hamazon, as well as mention of Rosh Chodesh in Beracha Acharona (Me’ein Shalosh) at all times.

Sunday evening and Monday, 2nd day Rosh Chodesh, the order of the day is the same as yesterday. Kiddush Levana at first opportunity (from the third evening after the molad), Wednesday evening, until the (entire) evening of Sunday, the 15th of Cheshvan.


The following chapters of Tehillim are being recited by many congregations and yeshivas for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael: Chapters 83, 130, 142. – Y.K.