After a very inspiring and lively Shabbos, the campers of CGI-Parksville headed to the shul for the reading of Eicha, which was preceded by a few words of wisdom about the meaning of Tisha B’Av from Rabbi A. Shemtov.
Daily Archives: July 26, 2015
The sights and sounds of the night of Tisha B’av at the Western Wall, the only remnant of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after it was destroyed by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago.
At the Shipudei Beer Sheva Mediterranean style eatery, they are used to serving hummous, shwarma and falafel. These days, owner Yossi Bitton has thrown some spiritual food into the mix with a Tefillin box that he’s installed, offering patrons the chance to wrap Tefillin and say the Shema prayer.
When the flames rose to their highest, Moshiach was born. This is how the closing hours of Tisha B’Av are described. Ostensibly, the 9th of Av is the darkest day of the year. Chassidus however uncovers the soul of this day, revealing its enormous energy and how it contains the seeds to be the brightest day of the year. To better understand this powerful idea and tap into the final potent moments of Tisha B’Av, tune in this Sunday at 8-9pm EST to the live broadcast of MyLife Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson. Discover how the paradox of the 9th of Av – and its aftermath – offers us the original and ultimate healing system; a 1947 year old time-tested system that teaches us how to grow through loss, build after destruction, and thrive despite any wound or trauma.
At some point during the night of Tisha B’av, the Chabad Shul in the Shikun Hey neighborhood of Bnei Brak, Israel was broken into and the Aron Kodesh was set on fire.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of R’ Yosef Elyovitch, OBM, a longtime member of the Lubavitch community in Antwerp, Belgium, and one of the founders of the Chabad House in the city.