Times and Schedule for Shabbat

Friday - Shabbat, August 12 - 13, 2022

Torah Reading:  Parshat Vaetchanan - Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1 - 26

Pirkei Avot - chapter 3
For more about Pirkei Avot click here

Shabbat Nachamu

Friday, Agust 12 - Erev Shabbat
Candle lighting: 7:40 PM
Minchah: 7:50 PM

Dvar Torah: Rabbi Ossey

Kabbalat Shabbat: 8:10 PM

Shabbat, August 13 - Shabbat Day

Shacharit: 9:45 AM

Dvar Torah: Rabbi Ossey

Kiddush - as of yet we do not have a Kiddush sponsor for this week. To sponsor the Kiddush, in whole or in part, please visit www.chabadwestide.org/kiddush

Kiddush last week was sponsored in part by Mark and Nancy Elzweig in honor of their sons Ezra and Jonah each completing their mechina year in Israel and to their contributions to Israel and Am Israel.

The post Tisha B'Av break the fast was sponsored in part by Yaakov and Cecillia Snir L'Iluyi Nishmat Liron Shimon Ben HaRav Eliyahu.

Minchah: 7:40 PM
Shabbat ends: 8:41 PM
Ma'ariv and Havdallah: 8:41 PM

Tu B'Av

This Friday, August 12, is the 15th of the month of Av, known as Tu B'Av. Tu B'Av commemorates many festive events which are the counterparts to the tragic events of the month of Av. It is the greatest of the festivals because it is the ascent which follows, and is the purpose of, the awesome descent of Tisha B'Av.

The Mishnah states: "There never were greater festivals in Israel than the Fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur." The Talmud gives several reasons why the fifteenth of Av is a festival surpassing all others.

Also, beginning on the 15th of Av one should increase one's study of Torah, since at this time of the year the nights begin to grow longer and "the night was created for study"  

For more on Tu B'Av, see  here and  here.   

Shabbat Nachamu 

The Shabbat following the mourning of the Ninth of Av is the Shabbat of comfort over our anticipated consolation with the coming of Moshiach. It is called Shabbat Nachamu, based on the opening words of the Haftorah that is read this Shabbat (taken from Isaiah Chapter 40) which begins with the words Nachamu, Nachamu Ami - "Console, console my people, says your G‑d."

Usually, the Haftarah reading on Shabbat relates to the theme of that week's Torah portion. An exception to this rule is when a Shabbat has a different or unique character - e.g., on a Yom Tov or Rosh Chodesh. On those weeks, the Haftarah reading reflects the specific theme of the day instead.

Also, on the recent three Shabbats between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and The Ninth of Av, the Haftarot reflect the sense of calamity that characterizes the period. The first two are drawn from Jeremiah, while the third is from Isaiah.

The Haftarah of Shabbat Nachamu is the first of the "seven consolations" - the seven Haftarot which are read on the seven Shabbatot following The Ninth of Av leading up to Rosh Hashanah. These Haftarot are taken from Isaiah and record the prophetic messages of consolation which Isaiah offered Israel.

To read more about Shabbat Nachamu, visit  here and  here.

Halachic Times

Earliest Talit & Tefillin (latest of the week): 5:17 AM 

Latest Shma (earliest of the week): 9:29 AM 
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