Shacharit: Tish'a B'Av

Cohen Chapel

According to Mishnah Ta’anit chapter 4, among the calamities on Tishah B’Av were the decree that the Israelites would have to wander 40 years in the wilderness and the destruction of the First and Second Temples.  On Tishah B’Av, the same restrictions apply as on Yom Kippur, no eating or drinking, no washing, no anointing, no wearing of leather shoes, and no sexual relations, and they apply from sundown to nightfall.

In 2017, on Tuesday, August 1, Shacharit will begin at 6:45 am.

The fast begins at 8:20 pm Monday night and concludes Tuesday night at 9:04 pm.   

Minchah will begin at 7:45 pm with tallit and t’fillin, and will include the fast-day Torah and Haftarah readings. Arvit will follow at 8:30 pm. We will need six people present and fasting to have the Torah and Haftarah readings at Minchah on Tishah B’Av. If you know that you will be fasting and can attend Minchah that day, please contact Diana Savit at dms [at] savitlaw [dot] com or 301-589-5856, or David Narrow at DMNarrowEsq [at] gmail [dot] com or 301-897-5619.

Ohr Kodesh Congregation

8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 589-3880
Fax:  (301) 495-4801

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