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Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
DevarimShabbat ChazonAugust 6, 20229 Av 5782
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Candle Lighting7:47 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
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Shmuel Class9:00 AM
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Shiur10:30 AM
Mincha6:00 PM
Havdalah8:47 PM
Maariv followed by Eicha9:10 PM
Shabbat Shalom

This Shabbat, Shabbat Chazon, encapsulates one of the most important messages of the upcoming fast day of the 9th of Av. The name of the Shabbat - Chazon, Vision - is taken from the first words of the Haftorah we read from Isaiah and is the final of the "three of affliction" readings. Although the prophet laments the destruction of the Temple, he does not mourn the loss of the building itself but the underlying causes of exile. This distinction portends a sliver of hope for your future. If we can mend our ways and create a world worthy of the rebuilding of the Beit Hamikdash, God willing, we will merit to see it rebuilt in our days. There is a path forward to peace and redemption and we must embrace the Chazon, the Vision, to see it become a reality.

In this spirit, every mitzvah that we do contributes to redemption. Here are three:

  1. Recite Brachot Mindfully. You will see a Bracha Sheet at the Kiddush Table in the merit of the full and speedy recovery of Carmiya Chaya Hadas bat Tziporra Miriam and Yitzchak Aharon ben Esther Gittel
  2. Bring Packaged Food on Saturday night or Sunday to the shul for the Schoke JFS Freedberg Family Kosher Food Pantry.
  3. Harness the Power of Positive Speech - Share Words of Torah, Reflect on the Week's Memorable Moments. Take the No Lashon Hara Pledge

We celebrate Shabbat as usual despite the proximity to the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, but we do chant the beginning of Lecha Dodi and the Haftorah to the tune of Eicha, lamentations. The same shift occurs when reading the Haftorah.

We will hold an early mincha at shul at 6:00 PM. Seudah Shlishit is considered your meal before the Fast. The Fast starts at 8:04 PM. When Shabbat ends at 8:47 PM, recite Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L'chol to mark the end of Shabbat before driving to shul. We switch to non leather shoes. We will recite the blessing on a flame following Maariv and Eicha. Maariv will be held in the sanctuary.

Please also join us on Tisha B'Av morning for a special zoom presentation with Dr. David Bernstein at 11:30 AM on "On the Eve of Destruction: Tisha b'Av in the Warsaw Ghetto, 1942" and the premiere of the film From Where They Stood at 2:30PM. The full schedule is in the bulletin and online.

As always, the strength of the Jewish people is our belief in the ultimate redemption and never losing hope. This is reflected in the changing of the tunes to upbeat ones. God willing, the visions of rebuilding and redemption will be realized very soon.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Shabbat Information 
  • Learn about the Shabbat Torah Reading for Parshat Devarim with the insights of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z"l - click here
  • The Haftarah for Shabbat Chazon is read from Isaiah 1:1-27. (Third of the Shalosh D'Paranusa)
  • Haftarah summary by - click here
  • Haftarah summary by Haftarah Helper - click here
  • Tisha B'Av begins Saturday evening. We stop eating at sunset at 8:04 PM.
  • Shabbat ends at 8:47 PM. We then recite Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh LeChol and change out of our leather shoes.
  • Eicha reading begins at 9:10 PM in the sanctuary.
  • Please consult our Tisha B'Av schedule for further detail - click here
  • Would you like to read the Torah or Haftarah for your bar mitzvah parsha? Let us know by clicking here!

Message from the Levine Family: 
We are sponsoring today's kiddush in gratitude to the Stamford Community for being our home over the past six years. We are particularly grateful for the support we received this past year, during our challenging time. Above all, we are grateful to God, "who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion."

With love,
Shari and Ari, Eliav, Josh, and Yishai Levine
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Shmuel ClassMark Wagshul
ShiurRabbi Moshe Kurtz
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Senior Challah Deliveries: Greg & Amanda Smith in memory of Bruce Smith and loved ones

Chapel Kiddush: Judy and Jeff Cahn commemorating the Yahrzeits  of Shlomo Zalman ben Avraham Leib (Sol Altschuler) and Mordechai Yitzchak ben Moshe HaKohein (Marvin Cahn)

Sanctuary Kiddush: Shari & Ari Levine and Family in thanks to their CAS family
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