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Shabbos Chazon Bulletin
Parshas Devarim
Tisha B'Av
Friday, July 16, 2021 / 7 Av 5781
Davening this Shabbos is graciously hosted by
Aaron Biston
1719 S Holt Ave.
Between 18th & Airdrome
in the backyard garden


FRIDAY, July 16
7:00--PM--Mincha, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat
7:47   PM--Candle lighting
8:05   PM--Shkiah

8:30--AM -Weekly Parsha class with David Sacks
10:30 AM--Krias HaTorah, Haftarah Isaiah 1:1-27
11:00 AM--Mussaf
8:47   PM--Shabbat ends

Shabbos Chazon
The Shabbat Before Tisha B'Av Is Unique

The Shabbat before the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Chazon ("Shabbat of Vision") after the opening words of the day's reading from the prophets ("haftara"), which is the third of the series of readings known as "The Three of Rebuke."

On this Shabbat, say the Chassidic masters, we are granted a vision of the Third Temple; we may not see it with our physical eyes, but our souls see it, and are empowered to break free of our present state of galut (exile and spiritual displacement) and bring about the Redemption and the rebuilding of the Temple.

Tisha B'Av
Staturday Eve, July 17 - Sunday Eve, July 18
Saturday Eve, July 17

In-person, outdoor location
Maariv followed by Eicha will take place at the backyard garden of Aaron Biston, 1719 S Holt Ave. Between 18th & Airdrome. Please bring a blanket, and your own copy of Eicha (and possibly a flashlight) if you are able.

Schedule & Zoom
Though it is preferable to attend in person, for those who cannot, we will have a live zoom of the reading beginning at 9:10 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85245038501?pwd=YzlkMllwb0ZhMlRKNXI0b3hkMmhjZz09
Meeting ID: 852 4503 8501
Passcode: 057664

8:04   PM--Fast Begins
8:45   PM--Maariv
9:10   PM--Eicha

When the 9th of Av overlaps with Shabbat:
This year the 9th day of Av begins Saturday eve, July 17th and goes through July 18th, 2021. Halachically, the 9th of Av begins with sunset (shkiah), which starts at 8:04pm on Saturday, when it is still Shabbat. Therefore, the 9th of Av begins during the last hour of Shabbat. Here is a guide for the transition from Shabbat to the Tisha B'Av (for further guidance and any questions, please consult a Rav):

  • On Shabbat, all public displays of mourning are strictly prohibited. On this day we eat, drink and rejoice as is customary—and even more so.

  •  It is forbidden to study Torah starting with Shabbat midday (aside for those sections of Torah which are permitted to be studied on Tisha B’Av).

  • No mournful “separation meal” is conducted before the fast. Instead, shortly before sunset we partake of a sumptuous and joyous pre-fast meal. Care must be taken, however, that this meal ends before sunset.

  • We sit on chairs of regular height and wear normal footwear until nightfall. Only washing, eating and drinking are prohibited starting with sunset (This year, at 8:04PM).

  • Havdalah is recited on Sunday night. Those who have not recited the evening prayers should say, before doing any activity that is forbidden on Shabbat, “Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh l’chol” (“Blessed is He who separates between the holy [day of Shabbat] and the mundane [weekday]”).

  • Recite the havdalah on Sunday night before eating—omitting the blessings on the spices and candle. If possible, the havdalah wine or grape juice should be given to a child—younger than bar/bat mitzvah age—to drink.

  • Immediately after the “Barchu” passage is recited in the Saturday night prayer service, remove your leather shoes and don non-leather footwear.
Sunday, July 18

Happy Minyan will be joining the programming at The Community Shul (formally Aish HaTorah), located at 9100 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

In-person schedule & Zoom

On Tisha B'Av we do not:

  • Eat or drink
  • Wear leather footwear
  • Bathe or wash ourselves (washing only until the knuckle when mandated by halachah)
  • Apply ointments or creams
  • Engage in marital relations or any form of intimacy
  • Sit on a normal-height chair until chatzot (the time when the sun has reached its apex)
  • Study Torah (except for the “sad” parts that deal with the destruction of the Temples, etc.)
  • Send gifts, or even greet one another (you may respond to greetings)
  • Engage in outings, trips or similar pleasurable activities
  • Wear fine, festive clothing

Those who mourn the destruction of Jerusalem will merit seeing it rebuilt with the coming of Moshiach

Although Tisha B'Av is the saddest day of the Jewish year, chazal tell us that it is also the day moshiach is born. Therefore, from this deep mourning will come the greatest joy imaginable. One day, Tisha B'Av will be a Yom Tov of feasting, dancing and celebration. May it be this year.
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Class on The Nine Days

Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt"l 
on Shabbos Chazon & Tisha B'Av
(Via Stuie Wax)

I want to tell you something very very strong.

Chazon is always about seeing the future and here Tisha B'Av is to see the past, so someone asked me how does Shabbos Chazon fit in with Tisha B'Av? Strong question. So I answered like this. Everybody knows that the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed because people didn't love each other. What does it mean to not love one another? It means I don't see you, if I hate you I don't see you, simple as it is!

So listen to this, everybody knows that the Beis Hamikdash (Temple in Jerusalem) was destroyed on a Saturday night. On the very last Shabbos they were there, they knew the Beis Hamikdash has just a few more minutes to be standing. Can you imagine with how much love the people met each other in the Beis Hamikdash that last Shabbos? People who hated each other their whole lives, people who spit at each other, can you imagine the way they saw each other that last Shabbos?

So every Shabbos Chazon the holiest thing happens to us yidden. The Ribbono Shel Olam is showing us every Jew who ever lived from Avraham Avinu until Mashiach is coming. He is showing us every Yiddle and how to love them, and Mamash we don’t have to wait for the last Shabbos to do this!
This is the Vision.
This is the Chazon.

Good Shabbos!
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