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Shul Bulletin

Shloshim Memorial for Rabbi Kuti Rapp A"H

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Community Challa Baking

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Tu B'av Farbrengen with Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie

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TWO GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIVTZOIM

1.
2-4 pm
at the Wilshire Federal Building -
Wilshire and Sepulveda Boulevards
(-A big pro-Israel rally) 

2.
6:30 pm
at Nessah Synagogue
142 S Rexford Dr. Beverly Hills.

Thousands of yidden in both locations..
A great opportunity for Mivtzoim! 

Make the Rebbe Proud!!!!

Announcements - Devorim

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • Siyumim: The rebbe encouraged everyone to listen to a daily siyum from the beginning of the 9 days through tu b’av. You can participate in a siyum every night after maariv at the shul. If you have a siyum to make please contact Levi Raichik ASAP. For those who live out of town and/or are unable to make it to a siyum you can call in to listen live to our siyum. Dial (310) 372-7549 - Access Code: 685906.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, 8 Elul/August 23, Hachnosas Sefer Torah in memory of Chaya Spalter. Click here for more info.

Schedule - Devorim/Tisha B'Av

Friday, Menachem Av 8/July 24

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:42

Shabbos, Menachem Av 9/July 25
Shabbos Parshas Devorim

  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting: 8:40-9:30 sharp @ 118 S Orange Dr. 
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:29 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Siyum will iy"h be made Shacharis in both minyonim. 
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda for the summer :(
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls: 4:30 pm
  • Mincha: 6:00 pm
  • NO Pirkei Avos
  • Stop eating by: 7:59 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:45 pm
  • Ma’ariv: 9:00 pm 

Sunday Menachem Av 10/July 26 
Tishah B’Av Nidche

  • Shacharis: 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 am
  • Midday: 12:59 pm
  • First minyan Mincha: 1:15 pm - Talis & Tefilin, Ashrei @ 1:30 pm
  • Second Minyan Mincha: 6:30 pm - Talis & Tefilin, Ashrei - 6:45 pm
  • Siyum#1 after 1st mincha - around 2 pm.
  • Siyum#2 after 2nd mincha - around 7:15 pm.
  • Siyum #3 after maariv - around 8:40 pm.
  • If you are unable to make it to any of the siyumim, you can call in to listen live to our siyum. Dial (310) 372-7549 - Access Code: 685906. 
  • Maariv: 8:30 pm
  • Fast Ends: 8:34 pm
  • *Light refreshments will be served*

You may find the laws and customs of Tishah B'Av by the end of this Email.

Sholom Zochor & Bris

Levi and Shainy Benjaminson 
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 326 N Curson.

The Bris will iy"h take place
Shabbos, 1:30 pm at 326 N Curson.
Light refreshments will be served

Kiddush Sponsors - Devorim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Nachum Cherman in honor of Mr. Nachum Cherman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Ruchama Thaler’s father Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Yakov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Devorim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Mitch Reichman’s mother Roichel Devorah bas Reb Yaakov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Devorim

NO WOMENS SHIUR THIS SHABBOS

Mazal Tov To - Devorim

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Benjaminson on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Perl.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Akiva Hoffman - 9 Av
  • Mr. Nachum Cherman - 10 Av
  • Alexander Sender Labkowsky - 11 Av
  • Nadav Lerman - 11 Av
  • Moshe Meir Polityko - 11 Av
  • Pesach Newman - 12 Av
  • Yosef Gorelik - 13 Av
  • Rabbi Dovid Morris - 13 Av
  • Asaf Levi Silver - 15 Av
  • Rabbi Shaye Eichenblatt - 15 Av
  • Yakov Yehuda Duchman - 15 Av

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy - 13 Av

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Yakov (Mrs. Ruchama Thaler’s father) - 9 Av
  • Roichel Devorah bas Reb Yaakov (Mr. Mitch Reichman’s mother) - 10 Av
  • Shein bas Reb Shlomo (Mr. David Milner’s mother) - 11 Av
  • Reb Moshe Aharon Hakohen ben Reb Noson Notte (Rabbi Yitzchok Arnold’s brother) - 12 Av
  • Kaila bas Reb Yedidya (Rabbi Danny Rotenberg’s mother) - 12 Av
  • Harav Yaakov Yehuda ben Reb Yehoshua (Mrs. Chana Rochel Duchman’s father) - 15 Av

Devar Torah - Devorim

Shabbos Chazon is the Time to Convert Golus to Geula
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Traditionally in Jewish communities worldwide Shabbos Chazon is viewed and practiced as a time of distress and sadness. Shabbos Chazon is always the Shabbos that falls within the Nine Days, day’s of mourning over the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash. When Tisha B’Av falls out on a Shabbos the actual day of the destruction, then it is particularly vexing. There are special customs observed and special clothing that is traditionally worn to reflect the solemn mood and there is even a sad melody that is sung for the prayer of Lecha Dodi.  

The Rebbe explains how Chassidus views these days in general especially the Shabbos in particular very differently. Since Halacha forbids mourning on the Shabbos, we view it as above the Three Weeks entirely. Actually, the Shabbosim that fall out during the Three Weeks are their antidote, they give us the strength to counteract and eventually overturn the cause of mourning during the Three Weeks.

Rav Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev said that Hashem shows every Jew on the level of their neshama the 3rd Beis HaMikdash on Shabbos Chazon. The Third Beis HaMikdash is already built and waiting for us to do our part to allow it to descend. Rav Levi Yitzchok analogized this with a parable of a father who sewed a beautiful garment and gave it to his beloved son. The son, not realizing its value wasn’t careful and soon ripped the garment. The father sewed him a second garment and the again the son ripped the garment. The father then sewed a third garment for his son but did not give it to him. Instead he just showed it to him from time to time and reminded him that when he will learn to take care of it, this is what he will get. So too on Shabbos Chazon; Hashem shows us the 3rd Beis HaMikdash, and reminds us that when we will change and do teshuva this is what we will receive.  If a person will ask; I don’t see? There is a part of the neshama that does see that gets strength and pushes us to do our part.

Therefore the Rebbe teaches us that the message of Shabbos Chazon is positive. This is especially true when Tisha B’Av falls on Shabbos when the day of Tisha B’Av is left with only it’s positive parts. Because it’s Shabbos, which is above and beyond mourning there is no fasting or open mourning (see the Chabad Chodesh for details).  What is left of the day? It’s the birthday of Moshiach! We see this clearly in the way the Rebbe kept this day. He had a fabrengen where he stressed geula and Moshiach and all of the positive potential we have to convert darkness to light and mourning to celebration.

A Good Shabbos! 

Halochos of Tisha B'Av - From Chabad Chodesh

Shabbos Chazon - Av 9/July 25

This Shabbos is similar to the previous Shabbos. There are no customs of mourning, except for abstaining from marital relations, unless Friday night is the night of the going to the Mikveh. We wear Shabbos clothes and it’s like a regular Shabbos. The Rebbe would demand that we should be B’Simcha, since it’s the day that Moshiach was born.

We don’t say Tzidkoscha at Mincha. We don’t say Pirke Avos. The Rebbe encouraged us to do our daily shiurim of Rambam and Chitas before Midday.

We can eat meat or drink wine until sunset; at sunset we stop ALL eating.

 The Fast
DEFERRED TO Motzei Shabbos & Sunday,  Av 9-10,   July 25-26

On Motzei Shabbos, change out of your leather shoes when the Chazan says “Barchu”. (He changes before Barchu, but first he says, “Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L’chol”.)  If you aren’t in Shul, say, “Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L’chol, and take off your leather shoes right after Shabbos.

We take the Paroches off the Aron Kodesh.  After Shemoneh Esrei we say Kadish Shaleim with Tiskabel. We dim the lights and read Megillas Eichah. We don’t say “Veyehi Noam”  but we say “V’ata Kodosh” followed by Kadish Shaleim with out Tiskabel.

We don’t say Havdalah, except to say the Brachah, “Borei Meorei Ha-eish”  Try to say it before Eichah.  In which we read “He placed me in darkness…”(3:6).  Men who forgot to say “Ata chonantanu” in Shemoneh Esrei, or women who don’t Daven Maariv must say “Boruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L’chol.”  We don’t say Veyitein Lecho.

The Restrictions

Five principal restrictions apply to the night and day of Tishah B’Av:  eating and drinking, washing, anointing, wearing leather shoes and marital relations. A couple should conduct themselves as they would during the Nidah period.

Pregnant or nursing women fast; a person feeling ill should consult a Rav.

We can’t wash, even with cold water.  In the morning and after using the bathroom, wash your fingers until the knuckles.  (We may wash dirt off our hands.)  We can’t rinse our mouth.  Oil, soap or cosmetics on the skin are forbidden, except for medical purposes.  

We can’t wear leather or partly leather shoes; rubber or canvas shoes are permitted.

We only study Torah that deals with the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash, or mourning:  Megilas Eichah and its commentaries, laws of Tishah B’Av and mourning in Shulchan Aruch, the tragic parts or Yirmiyahu and the third chapter of Moed Katan, etc.

It’s customary to sit on a chair lower than three Tefachim, (about nine inches) until after midday.  We don’t say “Good Morning” or “Hello.”  (If a person who doesn’t know the law greets you, answer softly, so you don’t hurt his feelings.)

We don’t say the Brochah, “She’asah Li Kol Tzarki” (the Brochah for shoes).  We don’t wear Tallis or Tefillin at Shachris, but at Minchah.

At Shachris we say Kinos after we put away the Sefer Torah.  After Kinos we say Ashrei and U’va  Letzion leaving out the posuk V’zois Brisi, followed by Kadish Shaleim without Tiskabel. Then Aleinu, skipping shir shel Yom and Ein Kelokeinu. No Tehillim is said. After Davening, we read Eichah on our own.

We don’t do any work until midday.  We don’t take pleasure walks or smoke.

Chitas may be learned after mid-day., Rambam after the fast.

Mincha is davened while wearing Tallis and Rashi Tefillin. We say Shma and finish what was omitted in Shacharis (Shir Shel Yom,, Ein Kelokeinu and Tehillim) then begin Mincha. Then Krias HaTorah and Haftorah. We add Nacheim and Aneinu in Shemoneh Esrei. After Mincha we put on Rabbenu Tam Tefillin.

After The Fast

After the fast, wash your hands three times, as you would in the morning, without a Brochah.

We make Havdalah on wine starting with Henei Keil without the Brachos for fire and spices) and drink the wine. 

We say Kiddush Levanah (preferably after changing into leather shoes, washing our face, saying havdala and eating something, ONLY IF we can do this and still say it with a Minyan.)

Those that need to make Havdalah at home should say kiddush Levana with a minyan before going home.

NOTE: One may not eat before Havdalah.

We don’t eat meat or drink wine (except for Havdalah) tonight. Since the fast was deferred to Tenth this year, washing clothes and showering are permitted after the fast.

This is a very brief summary of the laws of Tishah B’Av. Consult a Rav for special circumstances.

Chabad Chodesh - Menachem Av

The New issue of the "Chabad Chodesh"  
is now available online by clicking here

Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Announcements - Matois-Masei

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • SUNDAY for MEN: Annual Yarchei Kallah at YOEC for 2 consecutive Sundays, starting Sunday, 25 Tamuz/July 12. Click here for more info.
  • SUNDAY for WOMEN: Rabbi Yosef Bukiet will be giving his yearly class to the women about the Beis Hamikdosh in the KYY room from 10 to 11 am for 3 consecutive Sundays starting Sunday, 18 Tammuz/July 5. Rabbi Bukiet’s shiur will be followed by Rabbi Bart's regular shiur, Living with Moshiach, from 11 to 11:45 followed by Tehillim, from 11:45 to 12:00.
  • Siyumim: The rebbe encouraged everyone to listen to a daily siyum from the beginning of the 9 days through tu b’av. You can participate in a siyum every night after maariv at the shul. If you have a siyum to make please contact Levi Raichik ASAP. For those who live out of town and/or are unable to make it to a siyum you can call in to listen live to our siyum. Dial (712) 432-0075 Access Code: 731783#. THE SIYUM ON MOTZEI SHABBOS WILL BE LERECH 8:55.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, 8 Elul/August 23, Hachnosas Sefer Torah in memory of Chaya Spalter. Click here for more info.
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