"It's a great mitzvah to always be Happy!" Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

"Think good and it will be good!" -Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch
Shabbat Chazon
Parshas Devarim
Tisha b'Av
Friday, August 5, 2022 / 8 AV 5782
Thank you to the Fried family for hosting the minyan both Friday night and Shabbos day in their beautiful backyard, as well as maariv and Eicha:

1124 South Wetherly Drive
between Pico & Whitworth Drive


Friday, August 5
Davening------------------------------6:15-PM - 8:00PM
Candle lighting-----------------------7:32 PM--


Saturday, August 6
Torah insights with David Sacks -------8:30-AM -
Davening ------------------------------9:00-AM - 12:15 PM
Fast Begins --------------------- ------7:50-PM 7:
Shabbat ends---------------------- ---8:29-PM
Maariv ---------------------------- -- --8:30-PM
Eicha (at the Fried's)-------------------8:45-PM--
(Fast Ends on Sunday, August 7 at 8:16 PM)

Shabbat Chazon
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
Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av, (August 6-7, 2022) is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we fast, deprive ourselves and pray. It is the culmination of the Three Weeks, a period of time during which we mark the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The fast begins at sunset of the 8th of Av and concludes at nightfall the following night (delayed by one day when 9 Av is on Shabbat). During this time, 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

When the fast of Tisha b'Av overlaps with Shabbat:
This year 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 7:50PM).

  • 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.
Those who mourn the destruction of Jerusalem will merit seeing it rebuilt with the coming of Moshiach.
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1520 S. Shenandoah Street #302
between Whitworth & Pickford
Street parking available
Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt"l 
A Tisha B'Av Love Story
Via Stuie Wax

( Tisha B’Av Fast to commemorate the destruction of the 2 Great Temples in Jerusalem starts this Saturday night Aug.6 for 25 Hours)

Reb Shlomo speaking: 
Okay, let me tell you, before we begin being happy that Moshiach is coming, that Moshiach came, I want to tell you my favorite sad, beautiful Tisha B'Av story. This is a short story I once read. I was in Rome, and I got myself a book of Italian short stories. 
Okay, this is a short story: A husband and wife lived in Florence, and they loved each other very much, but somehow, they were fighting all the time. So they decide, let's separate for half a year. And she said she's going back to her parents, to Rome; and he said that he will just travel a little bit, and they're supposed to meet again in six months. And then, "let's see how it feels." But one thing - every Friday, he promised he'll write her a letter - just to let her know where he is, cause he's travelling. 
Okay, the first Friday she gets a letter. He says, "I just want you to know that I'm having a wonderful time! Don't ask me! I went to this singles' bar in Paris, and do I have to go into details?" And he writes a whole long story, he had this affair and it's unbelievable! 

She's so broken, gevalt! "Just a few days (ago) he left me, he's already running around with somebody else?!"

The next Friday, she gets a letter... from Hamburg! He says, "I'm just so glad to tell you that Paris was not the real thing yet! Right now I'm in Hamburg, this is for real! You cannot imagine what I have here! And... do I have to go into details?"

Anyway, every week she gets a letter from another city, and... she is so broken! Because on one hand, she is so angry at him! But she still loves him... 

Anyway, after a few weeks she decides, "I'm not going to subject my neshama [soul] to those letters, I just can't take it!" And at home, her parents, you know... a woman is separated... her parents make her crazy. "So, are you going to get divorced? What's going on there?" 

So she decided to go back to Florence, to her house. Anyway, she comes back to her house, and you know, every corner in the house - so precious. She remembers, "Oh, I was living here, I was so happy. It was so beautiful!" And she goes from room to room. 

Suddenly, she sees that in her husband's study, there's a light! She's frightened, maybe there's a thief or something. And she somehow walks soft[ly]... she looks into her husband's study... and he is sitting, writing a letter to her! He turns around... gevalt is he happy to see her! 

She says to him, "What are you doing?"
He says, "Do you really think I could leave this house? I was here the whole time. I just didn't want you to know how much I love you, so I have people send you letters from all those cities. If you remember, they were typed letters. It was not me! I am sitting here waiting for you!" 

(Reb Shlomo now "steps out" of the story to explain): 
So I said like this: "If you are on Tisha B'Av in Chutz La'Aretz (the Diaspora), you get all those letters from G-d: the Inquisition, the Six Million... And it seems to you, Oy Vey! Ribono Shel Olam (Master of the World)! Gevalt, how could you do this to us?!" 
"But when you are in Yerushalayim, you realize the Ribono Shel Olam never left, never left the Beis HaMikdash. And the Ribono Shel Olam is just sitting here waiting for us!"
Let there be no more waiting!
Let the rebuilding of the Temple happen now!

"When a son is crying, a good father consoles his son. What happens when both the father and the son are crying? If the son is a good son, then for a few moments he forgets his own pain and tries to console his father."

On Tisha b'Av, we are sad because of what happened to the Temple, which really means that on Tisha b'Av, we start becoming sad because of what happened to ourselves.

But it is even worse.

The truth is, on Tisha b'Av night we are crying - and G-d is crying as well. The Radomsker says that real people forget for a moment their own pain, and they mamesh pretend to be happy - for just a few minutes - in order to make it easier on their Father in Heaven. Because the destruction of our Temples was hardest on Him. If only we felt God's pain...
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Chaim Leibel ben Dora
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Shoshana Bas Ettel  (Rose Nelson daughter of Ethel Nelson)
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Chaya Leah Bas Yaffa 
Avraham Etz Chaim ben Devora 
Chaya Tzivia bat Miriam
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