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Menachem AV 5778 (July 13-Aug. 11)

 



Month

Sign

Letter

Tribe

Limb

sense

Sefirah Channel

Permutation of theName

5

Leo

tet

Shimon

left kidnet

hearing

chochma to tiferet

K.V.Y.K

"The Days of Sorrow will become Days of Joy!"

 

CALENDAR REMINDERS


1 Menachem Av (July 13) -- Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av (one day only). Yahrzeit of Aharon, the first High Priest. The beginning of strict mourning for the destruction of the two Temples.

2 Menachem Av (July 13-14) -Shabbat Mattot-Massei, Torah Reading: Numbers 30:2-36:13
Haftorah: Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4, 4:1-2 (2nd haftorah of affliction)

5 Menachem Av (July 17) -- The yahrzeit of the ARI HaKadosh, (Rabbi Yitschak Luria, 1534-1572) among the greatest Kabbalists of all time, leader of the Kabbalists of Tsfat after the death of Rabbi Moshe Cordevero. Beginning of the 28th year in current Ascent building!

9 Menachem Av (July 20-21) -- Shabbat Devarim, called Shabbat Chazon, (Vision) after the first word of the Haftorah, which deals with the destruction of the Temple and the resulting exile. Torah Reading: Deut. 1:1-3:22; Haftorah Isaiah 1:1-27 (third Haftorah of affliction).
The fast day of the ninth of Av is postponed because of Shabbat, but the Third Meal must be concluded before sunset.

10 Menachem Av (July 14-15) - Fast day, postponed from Shabbat the 9th of Av. Eating and drinking is forbidden from sunset on Shabbat (Saturday evening) until Sunday night. All the laws of mourning observed during "The three weeks" come to an end with the end of the fast.

15 Menachem Av (July 27) -- A day of great rejoicing, of which the Sages say: "There were no greater festivals among Jews than the 15th of Av"; "Matchmaking Day". On this date the not-yet married women would dress in white and dance in the orchards.

16 Menachem Av (July 27-28) -- Shabbat VaEthChanan, Shabbat Nachamu: the first of the seven Shabbatot of Consolation after the destruction, with prophecies of the future when "G-d's glory will be revealed." Torah Reading: Deut 3:23-7:11; Haftorah Isaiah 40:1-26

23 Menachem Av (Aug.3-4) -- Shabbat Ekev, Torah Reading: Deut. 7:12-11:25; Haftorah Isaiah 49:14-51:3. Shabbat Mevarchim (blessing of the new month).


30 Menachem Av (Aug. 10-11) - First day of Rosh Chodesh Elul, Shabbat Re'eh, Shabbat Rosh Chodesh. Torah Reading: Deut.11:26-16:17; Haftorah Isaiah 54:11-55:5




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HAVE A CONSOLING AND RENEWING MONTH OF AV!




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