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Summary of Halachos (Laws) for the Three Weeks – 5777

Three Weeks: Tuesday, July 11 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Tisha B’Av: Tuesday, July 31 – Wednesday August 2, 2017

  • Schedule Erev Tisha B’Av – Monday July 31, 2017

    5:45 am Gan HaEmunah
    5:55 am Daf Yomi
    6:45/9:00 am Shacharis
    8:10 pm Mincha
    8:17 pm Fast Begins
    8:25 pm Maariv/Eicha

    Tisha B’Av – August 1, 2017
    6:45/9:00 am Shacharis
    9:45 am explanatory Kinos
    1:50 pm/7:35 pm Mincha
    3:00 pm “Tisha B’Av: Seeing Beyond the Tears” Shiur by Rabbi Silber for Women’s Institute of Torah
    at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion
    4:30 pm - An inspiring and gripping film, “Pikuach Nefesh” presents the dramatic and neglected, and inspirational stories of two of Klal Yisrael’s great heroes, Rav Michoel Ber Weissmandl of Nitra and Rav Shlomo Schonfeld of the Kindertransport. 
    8:00 pm - Kumsitz
    8:40 pm - Maariv
    9:02 pm - Fast Ends

  • Additional Tisha B'Av programming worldwide:
    OU Live Webcast
    Live webcasts from Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil.
    Hidabroot Tisha B'Av Marathon 
    Popular speakers will include The Chief Rabbis of Israel and many more world renowned lecturers from Israel, New York and France.
    Project Witness Film: Hidden - Concealed Children, Uncertain Destinies
    This film will feature the gripping saga of Jewish children concealed during the Holocaust.
    Ohr Naava 24 Hr Live Streaming
    Dynamic world renowned speakers include Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein, Mr. Charlie Harary, Rabbi Label Lam, Rabbi Duvi Bensoussan, Rabbi Shmuel Skaist, and Mrs. Chaya (Ivy) Kalazan.
    Torah Connections Post Kinos Program

  • Customs of the Three Weeks:

    • Refrain from getting haircuts, listening to music and playing musical instruments during the Three Weeks.
    • Refrain from reciting the blessing of She’hechiyanu on new garments, fruit, and the like. However, one may recite She’hechiyanu on Shabbos.
  • Weddings should not be performed during this period. Engagements can take place until Rosh Chodesh Av, with a meal, and from Rosh Chodesh through Tisha B’Av, without a meal.
  • Customs of the Nine Days (beginning with Rosh Chodesh Av, Sunday night, July 23 through midday Wednesday, August 2nd):

    • Abstain from eating meat and drinking wine. Wine and meat are permitted on Shabbos or at a Seudas Mitzvah (e.g. a Siyum).
    • Refrain from cleaning or laundering clothing. If one has a limited supply of clothing and needs the soiled garment, laundering is permitted. Laundering of children’s clothing is permitted.
  • Customs of Tisha B'Av:

    • Eating, drinking, bathing, wearing leather shoes, learning Torah, and marital relations are prohibited on Tisha B’Av, beginning Monday July 31 at 8:30 pm.
    • One is permitted to wash one’s hands in the morning up until the knuckles.
    • Tallis and Tefillin are not worn in the morning during Shacharis. They are worn during Mincha.
  • The prohibitions of eating meat and drinking wine remain in effect until 1:12 pm on the 10th of Av, Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
Fri, October 20 2017 30 Tishrei 5778