Tuesday, August 09, 2011

When the Fast of Tisha B'Av ends, in 2011, in Kew Gardens Hills, New York

The fast of the Ninth of Av, Tisha B'av, ends tonight at tzeis hakochavim, though there are different ways of calculating this. When is this precisely?

I can only tell you my local times. It differs by location. Please check the linked-to websites for your own local times, by filling in your own zip code.

For Kew Gardens Hills, in Queens:

From Chabad:

Shkiah (sunset)
8:02 pm
Fast Ends
8:32 pm
Tzeit Hakochovim (nightfall)
8:39 pm

From MyZmanim:

Fast Ends
R' Tukaccinsky  
  • The fast of תשעה באב ends with the
    emergence of ג' כוכבים בינונים at -
  •  8:35 PM
    R' Moshe Feinstein  
  • One who finds fasting difficult may eat at -
  •  8:39 PM
  • One who does not find fasting difficult
    should wait until the time for מוצאי שבת at -
  •  8:47 PM

    [מהיכא תיתי]

    They typically add 3 minutes to R' Tukaccinsky's time, which is how they get to 8:35 from Chabad's 8:32. As they write,
    * 3 minutes have been added to compensate for the fact that the שקיעה times (for ירושלים) printed in ר' טוקצינסקי-'s luach, are 2 to 3 minutes later than the times for "sea level שקיעה". Definitions provided by otherPoskim may also be subject to a similar translating.
    There are other times listed at the website for nightfall, as well? So, which should you follow? This is an area where you should consult your local Orthodox rabbi, or find out your own family's shitta, at least once, so that you know which to follow.

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