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Check myzmanim.com, which will give you in-flight zmanim charts. Every airline and every flight is different. Essentially, you need to calculate the flight path of the airplane (which can change right before take-off). Then you need to find the zmanim of your current location (that is, the sea-level equivalent of your location.) Those are the zmanim that ...


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According to the Schottenstein Edition of Berachos, 26b2 note 24, "the earlier portion, called mincha gedola, "greater minchah" [because the greater portion of the day remains -- see Perishah, Orach Chaim 232:5], and the latter portion, known as minchah ketana, "lesser minchah" [because only a small portion of the day remains]." The gemara there (as noted ...


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Mincha Gedola is three hours long thus it is the big Mincha. Mincha Ketana is 2 1/2 hours long thus it is the small Mincha. Regarding Plag Hamincha it is the time in between Mincha Ketana and Shekiya, which is half of the time of the Mincha remaining. It does not mean the half time between the two Minchas as there is no Halachic significance to that time. ...


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The Be'er Hetev that you quote says that if Saturday night is before the third of the month, Kiddush Levana should be pushed off to the next Saturday night because it will still be before the 11th of the month (and we don't usually push off Kiddush Levana to Saturday night if it will be after the 11th of the month for fear of a few days of clouds). But he ...


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Rav Nachum Rabinovitch of Yeshivat Birkat Moshe in Maale Adumim interprets the Rambam as refering to sunset as shekiah and cites Rabbi Avraham ben HaRambam also as saying as much: http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/kitveyet/shana/rabinovits-2.htm


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The Shulchan Aruch in סימן רסא זמן הדלקת נרות לשבת states that Shabbat starts [the time it takes to walk] 3/4 Mil [1,500 Amoth] after the sun has set. א: סְפֵק חֲשֵׁכָה, וְהוּא בֵּין הַשְּׁמָשׁוֹת, (הַיְנוּ כְּדֵי שִׁעוּר הִלּוּךְ ג' רְבִיעֵי מִיל אַחַר שְׁקִיעַת הַחַמָּה (טוּר בְּסִימָן רצ''ג וּכְדִלְקַמָּן סוֹף סִימָן ב') (וְשִׁעוּר מִיל הוּא ...



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