Shabbat Afternoon July 28th, 2012

-Class on Eicha: 5:00pm -Mincha: 5:45pm Go home to eat Seudah Shlishit -Fast Begins: 8:14pm -Shabbat Ends: 8:56pm One should say “Baruch Hamavdil beyn Kodesh L’Chol” then it is permitted to commence changing clothes/shoes for Tisha B’Av and driving back to shul for: -Maariv, Abridged Havdalah and Eicha: 9:15pm

Sunday July 29th, 2012
Early Shacharit and Kinot 7:30am Late Shacharit at 9:00am with Explanatory Kinot by R. Weinberg And interspersed with Short Video Presentations from the rabbis of the Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University
This Program will end at Chatzot (12:57pm)

-Early Mincha at Agudas Achim: 1:30pm -Chofetz Chayim Heritage Video at Agudas Achim: 2:15pm Entitled: “Seeing the Good in Others” “LONG WAY HOME” Amazing Video Presentation with Introduction by R. Weinberg at YIWH: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
(This moving video helps to define heroism in the face of tragedy and what it means to live.)

-Mincha (Talit and Tfilin): 7:35pm To be Followed by a Short Dvar Torah and Maariv

-Fast Ends: 8:51pm

)‫”כל המתאבל על ירושלים זוכה ורואה בשמחתה“(תענית לב:ב‬
“Those who mourn for Jerusalem will merit to see Her rejoicing”

Eating and Drinking - All eating and drinking is forbidden. This includes rinsing the mouth and brushing teeth, except in a case of great distress. Rinsing with mouthwash or brushing teeth without water is questionable. - Swallowing capsules or bitter tablets or liquid medicine without water is permitted. - In many cases the ill or elderly, as well as pregnant and nursing women, are required to try and fast even if it is a little bit difficult unless a doctor says that fasting may injure health. There are other exceptions so please consult Rabbi Weinberg. - A woman within seven days of childbirth may not fast, and within thirty days should not fast. - Boys up to twelve years old and girls up to eleven are not required to fast the entire day. There are various opinions as to whether they should fast part of the day. - Those not required to fast should eat only what is needed to preserve their health.

Learning Torah - Since the heart rejoices in the study of Torah, it is prohibited to learn topics other than those relevant to Tisha B'Av or mourning. - One may learn: Eicha with its midrash and commentaries, portions of the Prophets that deal with tragedy or destruction, the third chapter of Moed Katan (which deals with mourning), the story of the destruction (in Gittin 56b-58a, Sanhedrin 104, and in Josephus or other history books), and the halachot of Tisha B’Av and mourning.

Additional Restrictions - One should deprive himself of some comfort in sleep. Some reduce the number of pillows, some sleep on the floor. Pregnant women, the elderly and the ill are exempt. -Married couples should refrain from having relations and separate their beds. - Sitting on a normal chair is forbidden until midday (12:57 pm), one may sit on a low bench or chair,or on a Bathing and Washing - All bathing for pleasure is prohibited even in cold water cushion on the floor. including the hands, face and feet. - Greeting someone with "good morning" and the like is - Ritual washing upon waking, after using the bathroom, prohibited. One who is greeted should answer softly touching covered parts of the body or before praying is and, if possible, inform the person of the prohibition. permitted, but only up to the knuckles. - One should not give a gift except to the needy. - One may wash dirty or sullied portions of the body - Things that divert one from mourning are prohibited. (including cleaning the eyes of glutinous material), and if The custom is to refrain until midday from any timenecessary may use soap or warm water to remove consuming work that diverts one from mourning. the dirt or odor. - Washing for cooking or for medical reasons Tefillah is permitted. - Ashkenazim do not wear tefillin at Shacharis, nor is a bracha made on tzitzis. At Mincha, tefillin are worn and those who wear a tallis gadol make the bracha then. Anointing - Anointing for pleasure is prohibited including oil, soap, - Sepharadim wear the tallis and tefillin at Shacharis as alcohol, cream, ointment, perfume, etc. usual. - Anointing for medical reasons is permitted, as well as - At Mincha, the prayers Nacheim and Aneinu are using deodorant to remove bad odor. added to the Shmonah Esrei during the blessing "Veliyerushalayim" and "Shma Koleinu" respectively. "Sim Shalom" is said in place of "Shalom Rav." If one Wearing Leather Shoes - Even shoes made partially of leather are prohibited. forgot them and completed that bracha, he need not reShoes made of cloth, rubber or plastic are permitted. peat the prayer. - One need not incur the ridicule of non-Jews because of - The custom is to sanctify the new moon the night after this prohibition. Therefore, if a permitted substitute not Tisha B'Av, preferably after having eaten something. were found, one may wear leather shoes. He should deprive himself of comfort by placing sand in the shoes and The Day After Tisha B’Av must remove them when they are no longer needed. This year the limitations of the "Three Weeks" and the - Wearing leather shoes is permitted for medical reasons. "Nine Days" end on Sunday night.

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