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Fast day tomorrow,Shabbaton reminder

Jun 28th, 2010 by nzakon | 0

Tomorrow is a fast day, the 17th day of Tamuz.

The Talmud teaches us that 5 tragedies befell the Jewish nation on this day in history.

  • Moses broke the tablets at Mount Sinai — in response to the sin of the Golden Calf.
  • The daily offerings in the First Temple were suspended during the siege of Jerusalem, after the Kohanim could no longer obtain animals.
  • Jerusalem’s walls were breached, prior to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE.
  • Prior to the Great Revolt, the Roman general Apostamos burned a Torah scroll – setting a precedent for the horrifying burning of Jewish books throughout the centuries.
  • An idolatrous image was placed in the Sanctuary of the Holy Temple – a brazen act of blasphemy and desecration
  •  The fast begins at 4:53 A.M. and ends at 9:22 P.M. If you would like to eat in the morning before the fast begins, stipulate verbally before going to sleep tonight.

    Tonight begins the 3 weeks which culminate with the fast of the 9th of Av.

    During this 3 weeks Halacha teaches us that we do not:

    1.Take haircuts or shave (except when necesary for sake of a job)

    2.Listen to music (instrumental that is but just singing is fine)

    3. Do not attend celebrations or parties such as weddings,barmitzvas…)

    There are additional details pertaining to the 9 days leading up to the 9th of Av as well.

    May we merit to see the rebuilding of the Temple and times of true joy speedily in our days!

    SHABBATON! Shabbos July 2-3 with Guest speaker Rabbi Daniel Lapin


    Rabbi Daniel Lapin, known world-wide as America’s Rabbi, is a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author and host of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin Show on San Francisco’s KSFO. He is one of America’s most eloquent speakers and his ability to extract life principles from the Bible and transmit them in an entertaining manner has brought countless numbers of Jews and Christians closer to their respective faiths.   In 2007 Newsweek magazine included him in its list of America’s fifty most influential rabbis.
    President George W. Bush appointed him to serve two terms on a United States Commission. He regularly appears on both national and local radio and television shows.
    An enthusiastic boater who has sailed his family across the Pacific, Lapin lives with his wife Susan who home schooled their seven children on Mercer Island, Washington.
    Shabbaton Schedule:

    Friday evening:    “Synch Your Sabbath with Stone-Age Fred and Wilma”

    Communal Dinner following services. Please join! Please rsvp for dinner at Suggested donation $18 per family.

    Shabbat morning:  “Marriage Manual From Eden—Embedded in the story of Adam and Eve, God’s secrets inform us why, how, and when to get married and, above all, how to stay married with joy and passion”

    6:30 P.M   “Rich Jews—anti-Semitic Slur or Praise?” / “Did God Want Jews to be Wealthy?  Or Is It Just a Coincidence”

    After mincha: “As the Sabbath Ebbs Away—Overflow That Cup!”

    Class for women with Mrs. Susan Lapin:
         ” Building a Little House on the Prairie Home in a Gossip Girl World”
    Class will be at the home of the Zakons 3329 Overland Dr. at 7:30P.M. Shabbos afternoon

    To sponsor Shabbos dinner for for home hospitality please email Rabbi Zakon

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