Daily Minyan Schedule

The minyan takes place in the middle room of the main upstairs Shul

Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m.
Sundays and Major Holidays- 9:00 a.m.
Rosh Chodesh and fast days
7:15 a.m.

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Shabbat Schedule: Friday - Shabbat, August 9-10

Torah Reading: Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22
Haftorah: Isaiah 1:1-27

Shabbat Candle Lighting: 7:44 p.m. 
Shabbat Ends: 8:46 p.m.     

Pirkei Avot: We do not say Pirkei Avot this week
 
Shabbat Chazzon 
 
Friday, August 9 - Erev Shabbat
 
Early Minchah: 7:00 p.m.
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Fried
Early Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:15 p.m.
 
Shabbat, August 10 - Shabbat Day 
 
Parshah Shiur: 8:45 a.m.
Shacharit: 9:45 a.m.
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Ossey
 
Introductory Learners Service with Rabbi Chayim B. Alevsky
10:00-11:00 a.m., upstairs, 'Green' Room.
 

Kids Shul 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Kiddush - Approx 12:15 p.m.
 
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Followed by a Farbrengen in honor of Shabbat Chazzon
 
Pirkei Avot Shiur for Women- At the home of the Alevskys, 45 West 86, Apt #5, at 5:30 p.m.  
Class/discussion led by Sarah Alevsky, for women and girls only. Refreshments served.
 
Early Minchah: 5:45 p.m.
Shabbat ends: 8:46 p.m.
Maariv and Eicha: 9:15 p.m.
 
Sunday, August 11  
 
Shacharit: 8:20 a.m.
Midday: 1:00 p.m.
Minchah (with Tallit & Tefillin): 7:10
Maariv & Havdallah: 8:30
Break fast following Havdallah. The break fast is sponsored by Andy and Aviva Bloom in memory of  Andy's grandfather, Yisroel ben Yehuda Leib, whose yahrzeit is 10 Av

Tisha B'Av Laws & Customs
 
This year Tisha B'Av (the 9th of Av) falls out on Shabbat. Because of the holiness of Shabbat, the Fast of the Ninth of Av is postponed to after Shabbat. The fast begins Shabbat evening at sunset, and continues through Sunday, 10 Av, till nightfall.
 
*Limitations on Torah study - From midday on Erev the fast of Tisha B’av, Shabbat, 8/10 at 1:00 PM, we do not learn those areas of Torah that we would not learn on Tisha B’Av itself. This includes virtually all Torah study except for the sad Midrashim which relate to the destruction, Halachah which relates to the fast day, the Book of Jeremiah and similar material. In addition, Pirkei Avot is not said. Note that this applies even though Erev the fast of Tisha B’Av is Shabbat when the laws of mourning generally do not apply.
 
*Minchah Shabbat afternoon – We will daven Minchah early on Shabbat afternoon at 5:45 PM. Afterwards, people can go home to eat their final meal before coming back to Shul for Ma’ariv at 9:15 PM. 
 
*The final meal before the fast - For the final meal before the fast, on Shabbat afternoon, 8/10, we may eat whatever we want, including meat and wine. Since it is Shabbat, we do not dip bread or an egg in ashes and we do not sit on the floor. Note that the meal must be concluded before sundown, at 8:01 PM
 
*The fast begins - The fast begins at sunset (8:01 PM) on Shabbat afternoon, 8/10. Note that other prohibitions, like wearing leather shoes and sitting on a low chair (less than 3 tefachim, handbreadths), do not begin until nightfall at the end of Shabbat, at 8:46 PM.
 
*Ending Shabbat – We end Shabbat at home at 8:46 PM by saying "Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Lechol – Blessed is he who separates between the holy and the mundane." We then remove our leather shoes and refrain from sitting on regular chairs. Havdallah is not said. The Brachah on the Havdallah candle is said in Shul. One need not walk to shul, rather one can take a cab or bus - even though Ma’ariv has not yet been prayed.
 
*Ma’ariv – We will daven Ma’ariv in Shul and read Eichah beginning at 9:15 PM
 
*The 5 prohibitions – On Tisha B’Av we refrain from eating and drinking, anointing oneself, washing (even the hands), marital relations, and wearing leather shoes.
 
*Washing Hands - During Tisha B’Av, in the morning upon arising and after we use the bathroom, we only wash our hands up to the connection of the fingers and the palm. The blessing of Al Netilat Yadayim is still said (in the morning).
 
*Sitting on Chairs - Until Sunday, 8/11, after midday we refrain from sitting on chairs (higher than 3 tefachim).
 
*Tefillin - Tefillin are not worn at Shacharit on Tisha B’Av. They are, instead worn at Minchah. Therefore, great care should be taken to daven Minchah before Sundown, since Tefillin must be donned before sundown. This is especially true of those that put on Rabbeinu Tam’s Tefillin. They must make sure to finish Minchah and put on their second pair of Tefillin before sundown.
 
*End of Fast and Havdallah - The fast ends on Sunday night, 8/11, at 8:30 PM. Havdallah is said on a cup of wine but we do not use spices or a Havdallah candle. The wine does not need to be given to a child to drink.
 
*Washing the hands - After the fast, we wash our hands as we would normally do upon awakening, washing each hand up to the wrist three times alternating, but without saying a blessing.
 
*After the fast - All prohibitions for the 9 Days, including not doing laundry, taking haircuts etc, end right after Havdallah. However, except for the wine at Havdallah, we do not eat meat or drink wine until the next day, Monday, 8/12.
 
*Kiddush Levana – Kiddush Levana is said after the fast.
Laws and Customs for the Three Weeks and the Nine Days:
 
May these days be turned to joy and happiness with the coming of Moshiach immediately!
 
*This year, the 3 weeks began on Sunday, July 21 and continue until after Tisha B'av (Sunday, August 11). 
*During the Three Weeks, one may not have a haircut, get married or listen to music or say the Shehecheyanu blessing. Doing construction which is not necessary for basic living is also postponed until after the Three Weeks. 
 
Laws and Customs for the Nine Days
 
The period of time from Rosh Chodesh Av (Thursday evening, August 1) until after Tisha B'Av (the evening of Sunday, August 11, 10 Av), is referred to as the Nine Days, and a number of extra restrictions apply, in addition to the regular laws that apply throughout the Three Weeks:
 
*During this time, we don’t eat meat or drink wine or grape juice (except on Shabbat).
 
*It is the custom in Chabad to add (in a halachically permissible manner) to simchah during these days. One way of doing this is to make Siyumim (completion of a tractate of the Talmud, see below). Such an event is considered a joyous occasion for all that participate. However, according to Chabad custom, no meat is eaten during these Siyumim. Rabbi Fried will be doing a Siyum this Friday night, and Rabbi Mendel Kugel will be doing a Siyum Shabbat day in the downstairs shul.
 
*The restrictions for the Three Weeks and 9 Days, including listening to music, having weddings, bathing, cutting hair and doing laundry end right after the fast on Sunday night, August 11. Meat, wine and grape juice should not be consumed until Monday morning, August 12. Havdallah on Sunday night after the fast should be made by an adult with wine.
 
Special for the Three Weeks:
 
The Rebbe has emphasized that in addition to mourning the loss of the Temple during the Three Weeks, we need to do positive things during this time in a spirit of working towards the rebuilding of the Third Temple. One thing in particular he suggested is the study of the Laws of the Temple, Beit HaBechirah, from Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah. By studying about the Temple, we can hasten its rebuilding.
 
Here is a quote from the Rambam’s Laws of the Beit HaBechirah (Chapter 3:1-2):
1. The design of the Menorah is explicitly [stated] in the Torah.1The [central] shaft of the Menorah had four goblets, two bulbs, and two flowers, [Exodus 25:34] states: "The Menorah shall have four embossed goblets, together with its bulbs and its flowers." A third flower was close to the Menorah's base, as [Numbers 8:4] states: "to its base, to its flower."

2. The [Menorah] had three feet.

Six [diagonal] branches extended from three other bulbs in the [central] shaft of the Menorah, three [branches] on one side and three on the other.

Each branch had three goblets, a bulb, and a flower. They were all embossed by beating them [in a manner that their surface] resembled [tiny] almonds.

To learn more about the Laws of the Temple, click  here and  here and  here.                                                                                            
    
In addition: 
 
It is important to give more Tzedakah than usual during the Three Weeks. Tzedakah is a key element in bringing about the redemption as the prophet Isaiah says, “Zion shall be redeemed with justice and its captives (returned) with Tzedakah.” Even a few extra coins each day (except Shabbat) into a pushka (charity box) is very meaningful.
 
The Talmud tells us that the Temple was destroyed because of baseless hatred between people. Thus, the remedy for the destruction and the key to rebuilding the Temple is to increase in loving our fellow Jew.

Halachic Times

Earliest Talit & Tefillin (latest of the week): 5:05 AM
Latest Shma (earliest of the week): 9:25 AM
or all halachic times, see
www.chabadwestside.org/zmanim