Monday, September 21, 2009

When the fast of Tzom Gedaliah ends, in Kew Gardens Hills

Update: This is for 2009! For 2010, click here.

According to the Etz Chaim bulletin, the fast ends here in Queens at 7:16 PM. But your times might be different, based on your location.

According to Chabad's Jewish calendar, the fast ends at 7:23 PM:

Looking at Kaluach, it would seem that Etz Chaim's time is based on the Gra, while Chabad's is based, once again, on the Baal HaTanya:

Shkiat hachama (sunset)6:54pmשקיעת החמה

Tzeit hakochavim (nightfall)צאת הכוכבים
131/2 min 3.56°7:08pm131/2 (מיל 18 דק')
167/8 min 4.37°7:14pm167/8 (מיל 22 דק')
18.6 min 4.85°7:15pmגר"א
24 min 6.00°7:21pmבעל התניה
26 min 6.30°7:23pmבעל התניה
72 min 16.11°8:15pm16.11°
72 regular8:06pmרבנו תם 72 רגילות

Fast Ends

R' Tukaccinsky

  • The fast ends no later than the
    emergence of ג' כוכבים בינונים at -

  • 7:24 PM
    R' Moshe Feinstein

  • One who finds fasting difficult may eat at -

  • 7:28 PM

  • One who does not find fasting difficult
    should wait until the time for מוצאי שבת at -

  • 7:35 PM

    Have an easy fast!

    1 comment:

    Trenton Jewish Historical Society said...

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    Shofar Sounders WebPage

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