Shabbat Nachamu Parshat Vaeschanan July 23-24. Av 14-15

Candle Lighting 8:02 PM

Shabbat ends 9:06 PM

Friday Night Services

Early Minchah 7:00 PM followed by Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat Day Services

Talmud class 9:30 AM

Shacharit: 10:00 AM 

Torah Reading: Parshat Vaetchanan 3:23 - 7:11

Haftora: Isaiah 40:1 - 26

Kiddush 12:30 PM Sponsored By: Joe Schwartz in celebration of his Ufruf and upcoming wedding to Ariella Brown. Mazal Tov!

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Shabbat Afternoon & Halachic Times    

Mincha  8:15 PM. Pirkai Avot Chapter 3

Maariv and Havdalah 9:06 PM

Earliest Tefillin (latest of the week) 4:54 AM
Latest Shema (earliest of the week) 9:20 AM

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Tu B'Av & Shabbat Nachamu 

Tu B'Av This Shabbat 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 Fifteenth of Av one should increase the 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. It is called Shabbat Nachamu, based on the opening words of the Haftarah 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 theme - 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 Shabbatot 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, click here.