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6 Av 5773 -- Shabbos Chazon

Kehillah Konnections

Beth El Briefings

Mazel Tov--Mazel Tov to Debbie and Jack Schuss on the birth of a newborn grandson. Mazel Tov to parents, Beth and Ariel Zell. May they raise him to Torah, Chupah and Ma'asim Tovim. Mazel Tov--Mazel Tov to Sarabeth and Jonathan Lefman on the birth of a baby girl, Aliza Nava. May they raise her to Torah, Chupah and Ma'sim Tovim. Todah Rabah--Thank you to Hillel and Amy Rosen for sponsoring the Seudah Shlishiet in commemoration of the Yahrtzeit Amy's father, Dr. Leon Sholiton, z'l and Hillel's mother, Rachel Rosen, z'l. Todah Rabah--Thank you to Marc and Shari Lederman for sponsoring the Youth Minyanim Kiddush and Groups Kiddush in honor of their son, Alex's 7th birthday. Tisha B'Av--Tisha B'Av begins Monday, July 15 at 8:10pm and ends Tuesday evening, July 16th at 8:52pm. See inside for further information. Kinot Tisha B'Av Morning--There will be two Minyanim on Tisha B'Av morning. The first Minyan at 6:30am will have an abbreviated Kinot to facilitate those who need to leave for work early. The second Minyan at 8:30am will include an introduction and commentary on the Kinot by Rabbi Segal, Rabbi Roy Rosenbaum and Rabbi Adi Krohn. Video Presentations on Tisha B'Av--We will be showing two videos this Tisha B'Av. Tuesday morning after Kinot (at approximately 11:30am) we will be showing a video jointly produced by the Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University entitled "Making Tisha B'Av Relevant for Us Today" featuring talks by distinguished Rabbis and Scholars associated with YU and the OU. Later in the day at 7:15pm we will show a Holocaust related video which will continue to be shown between Mincha and Maariv. Beth El Baby Meals ­ We are trying out a new system, through Meal Train for arranging meals for families with new babies. Please watch your inbox (as well as your spam folder) for emails that come from [email protected] When you click in the link you will be asked to set up an account (username & password). You can then sign up for the date you want to make a meal for a family. They will then receive an email letting them know who is cooking what and when. Thank you to Tami Wald for organizing meals for our families with newborn children. Mikvah--We are excited to announce that the Board of Directors of the shul has approved plans for the construction of a Mikvah in the shul and has launched a capital campaign to bring this to fruition. For more information regarding the construction of the Mikvah, feel free to speak to Sharon Jacobson our Project Manager. For more information on the capital campaign, please contact Sam Wald or Mark Salzberg. For more information on the operation of the Mikvah, please contact Deborah Moskowitz or Chana Kutin. Yeshiva University Summer Beit Midrash for Women --We are happy to announce that Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel and Congregation Shaarei Tefillah will be co sponsoring a week long Yeshiva University Summer Beit Midrash for Women in Newton from Sunday August 4 ­ Sunday August 11. There will be youth and adult education learning opportunities for the whole community during their stay in our community. There are several opportunities for our community to provide hospitality. (see back cover for further information) Furniture for New Shlichim--This August, Dror and Oranit Saadia will be moving to Newton to succeed the Schechters as shlichim. They plan on having programs in our community for our youth on Shabbat as well. As they will be moving to a totally empty apartment, it would be nice for them to find an apartment with some furniture, beds, linens, table, chairs, pots and pans, etc. If anyone has extra items of that nature that they are willing to part with, please contact Rabbi Soskil at [email protected]

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Minyanim -- July 14-20

Sun. 7/14 A M 7:00 am 8:00 am Mon. 7/15 6:30 am Tues. 7/16 6:30 am 8:30 am Fast of Tisha B'Av P M 8:10 pm 8:10 pm 7:45 pm 8:10 pm 8:10 pm Wed. 7/17 6:40 am Thurs. 7/18 6:30 am Friday 7/19 6:40 am Candle Lighting 8:01 pm 7:00 pm Shabbos 7/20 7:45 am 9:00 am Shema by: 9:08 am 7:50 pm


Mishnah Brurah Rabbi Segal Sunday: 1/2 hour before Shacharit (8:00 am) Halacha Yomi Daily, after Shacharit Rabbi Segal and between Mincha and Maariv Gemorah Mesechet Shabbat Rabbi Segal Tuesday, 8:45pm Sefer Hachinuch Description of the 613 Mitzvot Rabbi Segal Thursday: 11:00 am Seder Nezikin Mishnayot: Rabbi Asher Shabbat morning Leeder 8:30 am Rabbi Leeder's home


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JUNE 24-JULY 17 -- The Three Weeks: From the evening of Monday, June 24 until 1PM Wednesday, July 17. Weddings, parties, and other festive events are not scheduled or participated in. Haircuts are also prohibited during this period. JULY 7-JULY 17-- The Nine Days extend from the first day of Av (July 7 after sunset) until 1:00 PM Wednesday. July 17. During this period, the following restrictions apply: 1. No meat may be eaten nor wine consumed, except on Shabbos. 2. Recreational (as opposed to instructional swimming) and bathing for pleasure (as opposed to hygeine) should not take place. 3. No laundry should be washed except children's clothing. JULY 15 ­JULY 16 TISHA B'AV MONDAY, JULY 15 8:10pm Mincha Eating and Drinking completed by 8:10pm Maariv, Eicha & Kinot 8:25pm TUESDAY, JULY16 First Morning Service (abbreviated kinot) Second Morning Service (full kinot) Mincha Fast Ends 6:30am 8:30am 7:45pm 8:52pm

Shabbat Morning Groups

Youth Groups

Toddlers-2nd grade 10:00am-end of Shul · Toddlers--Lower Level Classroom · Pre K­ K--2nd Floor Classroom (next to Library) · 1st-2nd Grades--2nd Floor Classroom (next to stairs)

From The Rabbi -- Tisha B'Av

The History of Tisha B'Av: On the 17th of Tammuz, the Roman army, after months of siege around Jerusalem, breached the walls of the holy city, massacring and murdering men, women and children, and defiling our holy sites. On the 9th day of Av, three weeks later, the Romans succeeded in destroying the Bais Hamiklash, the holy Temple, burning it to the ground. These cataclysmic events resulted in the long exile of suffering and torture which has lasted for close to 2000 years. Consequently it has been customary that during this three week period we observe certain fast days and mourning rites which become progressively more intense as we approach the ninth day of Av. Tisha B'Av Restrictions: The Fast of Tisha B'Av begins Monday evening, July15th at 8:10 PM, and ends Tuesday evening, July 16th at 8:52 PM. Health permitting, all males above the age of 13, and females over 12, are required to fast. 1. Washing oneself is restricted. When traditional Jewish practice requires washing hands, only the fingers are washed, and not the entire hand. However, soiled hands may be washed. 2. Torah may not be studied except portions dealing with the destruction of the Temple or similar sad events. 3. Leather shoes should not be worn. 4. Greetings should not be exchanged on Tisha B'Av. However, if a party unaware of this restriction greets you, you may acknowledge. 5. Until the midday of Tisha B'Av (12:50 PM), health permitting, one should not sit on a regular chair, but rather on the floor or a stool. 6. Marital relations are forbidden on Tisha B'Av. 7. Tallit and Tefillin are not worn on Tisha B'Av morning, but are put on at the Mincha service instead. "Whoever mourns for Jerusalem....will ultimately share in the rebuilding of Jerusalem and in the joys of the Jewish people."

Youth Minyan

3rd-5th Grades 10:15-11:00am Chapel (in the basement)

Junior Congregation

6th Grade 10:00-10:45am Library (on the 2nd floor)

Interested in sponsoring a Youth Kiddush? Contact Shari Lederman at: [email protected]

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By Rabbi Avraham Fischer. A publication of the Orthodox Union in cooperation with the Seymour J. Abrams Orthodox Union Jerusalem World Center

non Stream and half of Mount Gil'ad and its cities (v. 12), was originally 6 Av 5773--July 13, 2013 the kingdom of Sichon. The Arnon In recounting the events of the past Stream flows into the Dead/Salt Sea forty years, Moshe describes the first from the east, and forms the southern conquest east of Jordan. Since he is boundary of the land given to the speaking to the very people who car- tribes of Reuven and Gad. It would ried out these conquests, his purpose seem that Reuven's region extended is not to inform them of facts they al- from the Arnon to just north of the ready know. Rather, Moshe's intention Dead Sea, a distance of about 40 here ­ as in all of Devarim ­ is to im- kilometers. The tribe of Gad was part to his people the moral and given the rest of the territory to the spiritual lessons of history. Yabbok, which flows from the Jordan River from the east at a point beMoshe recalls how he apportioned tween the Dead Sea and the Kinneret these territories the inheritance of (the Sea of Galilee); this gave Gad a Reuven, Gad, and half of Menasheh: portion along the Jordan of about 30 kilometers. And of this land we captured at that time, from Aro'er on the Arnon But, without question, the largest terriStream, and half of Mount Gil'ad and tory is given to half of the tribe of its cities, I gave to the Reuvenites and Menasheh. Their land, originally the to the Gadites. And the rest of Gil'ad kingdom of Og, the whole Argov reand the entire Bashan (the kingdom of gion and the entire far as the border of the Geshurites and Og), I gave to half of the tribe of Menasheh: the whole Argov region the Ma'achatites... the Gilad, deand the entire Bashan, which is called scribes an area north of Gad's, along the land of Refaim. Yair, a son of Me- the east bank of the Jordan and east nasheh took the whole Argov region of the Kinneret Sea. This is a distance as far as the border of the Geshurites of about 90 kilometers - all for half a and the Ma'achatites, and he called tribe! them Bashan, after his name ­ the villages of Yair - until this day. And to The greatest difficulty however, is the Machir I gave the Gil'ad. And to the structure and sequence of Moshe's Reuvenites and the Gadites I gave words. First he delineates the land of from Gil'ad up to the Arnon Stream, Reuven and Gad (verse 12); then he the interior of the Stream and its explains the apportioning of the land boundary, and to the Yabbok Stream, to half the tribe of Menasheh (verses the boundary of the children of Am- 13-15); and then he goes back to mon; and the Aravah, and the Jordan discuss the territory of Reuven and and its boundary, from the Kinneret Gad (verses 16-17). as far as the Sea of the Aravah, the Salt Sea, below the rapids on the cliff Why this strange, alternating presento the east (Devarim 3:12-17). tation: And, what is the spiritual lesson to be derived from it? It would be helpful to get a picture of the lands discussed here. The territory Ha'amek Davar discusses this issue at described as from Aro'er and the Ar- some length. Moshe is analyzing the

Parshat Devarim

sequence of events that begin with the sin of the scouts, which Moshe mentioned earlier (1:19-2:1). Had it not been for that sin, the Israelites would have entered the land directly from Kadesh Barne'a, and even Edom would not have resisted them, because they would have been terrified by the nation for whom the Sea of Reeds split. The conquest of the Land of Israel would have proceeded apace; afterwards, they could have conquered the eastern side of the Jordan. Had this been the order of events then the entire land ­ on both sides of the Jordan ­ would have remained in the hands of the Israelites forever. None of the tribes would have ever suffered exile. The sin of the scouts disrupted all this. The generation of the Exodus was doomed to remain in the Wilderness. By the time they returned to lay claim to the land, Edom no longer feared them and they were forced to cross over farther north, through the territories of Sichon and Og. Since these lands were not part of the original promise to Avraham, their sanctity was more precarious, as was their "Torah power." Ha'amek Davar interprets a saying in Avot of Rabbi Natan (ch 27, end): "Originally, they would say: Grain in Yehudah, straw in the Galilee and chaff across the Jordan" as referring to the quality of Torah study in these regions. The conquest of the trans-Jordan first ­ which was the direct result of the sin of the scouts ­ created a region of lesser sanctity and less devotion to Torah learning.

Eventually, these tribes were the first to be exiled (Divrei HaYamim I 5:6, 26),

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after which time the sanctity of the entire land of Israel was weakened, such that some of the mitzvot of the land no longer applied (Arachin 32b). All this was brought about by the sin of the scouts (which tradition says, occurred on the ninth of Av).

tory to half the tribe of Menasheh, whose Torah leadership would help stave off the harmful effects of Reuven's and Gad's materialism for as long as possible. "And so," concludes Ha'amek Davar, " has it been in every generation."

In the darkness of exile, throughout all Ha'amek Davar explains that Moshe wished to counter the effects of the con- our history, it has been the strengthening quests of Reuven and Gad. So, he inter- of Torah that has illuminated our lives. rupts the narrative by saying that he persuaded half of the tribe of Menasheh to settle nearby, and compensated them for their troubles with extra land. He chose them because, as it says in the song of Devorah, From Machir [son of Menasheh] descended law-makers (Shoftim 5:14), which refers to Torah leaders (see Sanhedrin 5a). By his own initiative, Moshe granted this exceptionally large terri-

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Yeshiva University Summer Beit Midrash for Women

We are happy to announce that Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel and Congregation Shaarei Tefillah will be co sponsoring a week long Yeshiva University Summer Beit Midrash for Women in Newton from Sunday, August 4 ­ Sunday, August 11. There will be eight young women from the YU/Stern community who will be with us in the community studying with Rabbi Daniel Rapp, YU Rosh Yeshiva, and they together with Rabbi Rapp will provide youth and adult educational learning opportunities for our community during that week. In addition Rabbi Rapp will serve as a Scholar in Residence for the Shuls on Shabbat. We are looking for families who are willing to: 1) Host a weekday dinner for the young women in small groups or as a whole group. 2) Host a Middle School BBQ program with the young women and Rabbi Rapp one weekday evening (preferably Thursday night) 3) Host Shabbat lunch for Rabbi Rapp and his family (a party of 7). 4) Host Shabbat meals for the young women in small groups. The program is being organized by Rabbi Eli Mischel of The Center for the Jewish Future of YU. Eli grew up in our community and is excited to bring this program to us. Please respond to this email if you can help in any way. We will send updated information on the programs as we get closer to the dates. We are looking forward to what promises to be an enriching experience for the whole community



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