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Schedule for Tisha Ba’av- SEED calender change…

Jul 14th, 2013 by nzakon | 0

Tisha Ba’av Schedule

The fast of Tisha Ba’av begins Monday evening and ends Tuesday night. It is a very important fast day commemerating tragedies that have befallen the Jewish nations through all the generations. Even those who might not fast on other morning to night fasts are careful to fast on this day.

People with a medical condtion or other reason why they feel they are unable to fast should consult with Rabbi Zakon.

Monday July 15

Dinner should be eaten before Mincha

Mincha 7:15 P.M.

Following Mincha return home for the final meal before the fast. The final meal consists of bread, water and hard boiled egg dipped in ash. This meal should be eaten with a sense of sadness while sitting on the floor.

The fast begins 8:36 P.M.

Kumzitz with SEED guys to create mood for Tisha Ba’av 9:00 P.M.

Maariv followied by reading of Eicha (Lamentations) 9:20 P.M.

Following Maariv there will be a discussion of the deeper meaning of the day and what it commemerates.

Five tragedies befell the Jewish nation on this day in history:

1. The spies returned with a negative report about the land of Israel this night. As a result of the Jews believing this report and not wanting to go to Israel it was decreed that the Jews would be in the desert for 40 years.

2. The first Beis Hamikdosh (Temple) was destroyed.

3. The second Beis Hamikdosh was destroyed.

4. The city of Beitar was conquered by the Romans and all its inhabitants were killed.

5. Roman leader Turnus Rufus plowed over the area the Beis Hamikdosh had previously existed upon.

There are a number of things we do or do not do on Tisha Ba’av. They are. We do not:

1. Eat or drink. (this is only for men and boys above bar mitzva and girls and women above bat mitzva.)

2. Wear leather shoes.

3.  Have marital relations

4.  Use oil or creams (unless necesary for medicinal purposes)

5. Bathe or wash except to remove dirt. Upon waking up in the morning we only wash our hands until the knuckles.

One should sleep in a way that is less comfortable than usual. For example if one normally sleeps with two pillows, sleep on TIsha Ba’av use only one pillow…

Tuesday July 16

Shachris Services 9:00 A.M. (Tallis and Tefillin are not worn)

Life Messages from Tisha Ba’av 11:00 a.m.

Special video (Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation A) 1:00 P.M. (for adults or older children)

Special video (Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation B) 5:30 P.M.  (for adults or older children)

Mincha 7:30 P.M. (Tallis and Tefillin are worn)

Maariv following Mincha

Fast ends 9:20 P.M.

You can resume eating meat and drinking wine, doing laundry, bathing for pleasure, swimming and listening to music on Wednesday after 1:32 P.M.

The SEED-Boys trip to Nickelmania is being postponed to Tuesday July 23.

Thursday July 18 SEED Guys- Dad’s and boys BBQ at the Zakons. PLEASE rsvp by Tuesday to Cost is $10 per person/ $25 per family maximum.

We are going to the Frisco Roughrider game Monday evening July 22! Deadline to rsvp is today! To rsvp email Jeff Lubin at




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