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Va-etchanan, 7 Av 5777

July 30, 2017

"We are a people in whom the past endures, in whom the present is inconceivable without moments gone by. The Exodus lasted a moment, a moment enduring forever. What happened once upon a time happens all the time." I often use this phrase before we sing the V'sham'ru on Friday night. However, it is appropriate for use not just on Shabbat but on Festivals as well. Tuesday (beginning Monday night) is Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av. This is a festival even though we fast and even though we mourn the loss of the Holy Temples, the beginning of our current exile. It is a day when we can experience what it feels like to be cut off from the Creator's Light. An interesting thing about this festival is that it falls on the same day of the week as the first day of Pesach. What is the connection between Pesach and Tisha B'Av? At Pesach we connect to the energy of Redemption through retelling the history of the Exodus from Egypt, in other words we connect to our past. The Kabbalists teach that Tisha B'Av is only a festival of mourning in our present state, but that at the time of the Final Redemption our mourning will be turned into great joy. So the fact that the first day of Pesach and Tisha B'Av fall on the same day reminds us that our redemption, both past and future, is connected. Though we mourn the loss of the Holy Temples this Tuesday, let us feel the hope and inner joy of knowing that our exile will not last forever.

Shavua tov,


Maariv For Tisha B'Av - Monday, July 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM EDT
Shacharit For Tisha B'Av - Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00 AM EDT
Minchah For Tisha B'Av -
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 5:00 PM EDT

 

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Parashat Va-etchanan
Torah Portion:
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11


Haftarah:
Yeshayah (Isaiah) 40:1-26

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