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Zmanim and Protocols for Praying Individually
Week of Parshas Vayikra

Friday night:
• Plag Mincha is at 6:35 p.m. Those making early Shabbos should complete Mincha before then and light candles after that time.
• Zman candle lighting is at 7:35 p.m. Those accepting Shabbos at the zman should complete Mincha before 7:53 p.m.
Shabbos Day:
• Honetz Hachamah (sunrise) is at 7:22 a.m.
• Sof Zman Krias Shema (M”A) is at 9:53 a.m. or 10:29 a.m. (Gr”a)
• Sof Zman Tefilah is at 11:32 a.m. (Gr”a)
• Mincha on Shabbos day should be recited after 2:10 p.m.
• Shkiah (sunset) on Shabbos day is at 7:54 p.m. Mincha should be completed before then.
• Shabbos concludes at 8:38 p.m. (Rabbenu Tam at 9:07 p.m.). Havdallah should not be recited before then.

Davening Protocols:

• Tachanun is not recited during the month of Nissan.

• Many have the custom to recite the Parsha of the Nasi each of the first thirteen days of Nissan.

• On Shabbos and weekdays certain parts of Tefilah are omitted when davening individually, including Kaddish, Barchu, Chazaras ha-Shatz, and Kedusha.

  • Additionally:
    o Friday night: Omit the beracha achas me’ein shevah (Magen Avos) after the Shemoneh Esrei of Maariv.
    o Shabbos day: Omit Seder Hotza’as vehachnosas Sefer Torah. Ashkenazim also omit the second Yekum Perkan and Mishaberach. We don’t recite Av Ha-Rachamim prior to Musaf and Tzidkascha Tzedek during Mincha (since we are now in the month of Nisan).

• It’s appropriate to read Parshas Vayikra from a Chumash, with the trop if possible. Similarly, the reading for Haftorah from Yeshayahu (43:21 – 44:23) should be read. No Berachos should be recited on the Torah reading or the Haftorah.
We are all about to discover time and opportunity in our homes we didn’t anticipate. Let’s use it judiciously and meaningfully on the pursuits we generally don’t have enough time for, like conversations and interactions with family, extra Torah learning, and meaningful private Tefilla.

 Keilim Mikva Guidelines

• The Keilim Mikva is being cleaned daily and chlorine has been added to the water.

• All preparations should occur prior to entering the Mikva including the removal of all packaging, labels and stickers.

• Only one person may enter the Keilim Mikva building at a time.

• After returning home all Keilim should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.

• If anyone is concerned about using the Keilim Mikva for Tevilas Keilim, they should consult their Rav for possible alternative solutions.