See http://etzchaimkgh.org/index.php/digital-academy "Holidays" section for some Tisha B'Av videos.
Tisha B'Av 5777 Schedule – Congregation Etz Chaim
תשעה באב תשע"ז
Erev Tisha B'Av – Monday July 31st
Mincha – 6:30pm
Eating must end before 8:12pm
Ma'ariv/Eicha/Kinot – 8:40pm
Tisha B'Av Day – Tuesday August 1st
Shacharit/Kinot I – 6:00am
Shacharit/Kinot with Explanation – 8:00am
Theme: From Chilul Hashem to Kiddush Hashem
Chatzot – 1:01pm
Kamtza and Bar Kamtza for Kids w/Rabbi Rosenberg – 1:30pm
Yizkereim Video – Rabbi Weissmandel and Rabbi Schonfeld (The Kindertransport) – 2:30 – 3:30pm
Rabbi Moshe Hauer Video – Being Frum, Being Honest
3:30 – 4:45pm
Special Program: How YOU Can Change the World
Daniel Rothner, Founder Areyvut - 6:00pm
Mincha (with Talit and Tefillin) /Ma'ariv – 7:30pm
Fast ends – 8:53pm
Consult the Rav with ANY concerns about fasting.
Know and watch for the signs of dehydration – See Below
"Those who mourn the destruction of Yerushalayim shall merit to see her rebuilt."
The Danger of Dehydration on Tisha B’Av
Dehydration can be life-threatening, and must be regarded with the utmost of seriousness by any Jew who fasts on Tisha B’Av. By recognizing the symptoms of the various stages of dehydration, and acting responsibly, we hope to all complete the fast in a safe and meaningful way.
The first thing to remember is not to engage in activities that will increase the likelihood of dehydration. For many people, the wisest course of action is to stay indoors, in an air-conditioned environment, and avoid strenuous activities that can contribute to dehydration. Finishing the fast is more important than going to shul to hear Eicha or Kinos, which can be said at home.
Nursing mothers are especially advised to stay indoors, and their husbands are urged to help with childcare so that their wives can minimize their exertion.
Below are the symptoms associated with the various stages of dehydration, in ascending order of seriousness: (My thanks to Dr. Robert Silverman for his help in preparing these guidelines.)
Increased thirst, decreased urination, dry mouth
Headache, Irritability, Lightheadedness when sitting or standing (goes away when lying down), extreme thirst, dry appearance inside the mouth and the eyes don’t tear, decreased urination—urine is dark amber or brown.
THOSE WHO ARE FRAIL OR HAVE SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL PROBLEMS SHOULD BREAK THEIR FAST AND SEEK TREATMENT
- Nausea, weak rapid pulse
THOSE WHO ARE ELDERLY OR HAVE CHRONIC MEDICAL PROBLEMS SHOULD BREAK THEIR FAST AND SEEK TREATMENT
- Severe – Life-threatening
Altered behavior (confusion, severe fatigue), no urination, feeling faint even lying down, fainting, cold clammy skin, or hot dry skin.
IMMEDIATELY BREAK YOUR FAST AND SEEK TREATMENT!
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Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg has been Rav of Etz Chaim for more than two decades, before which he served as Associate Rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center. A musmach of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Rosenberg has also served as an officer of the Vaad HaRabbonim of Queens and the Rabbinic Alumni of Yeshiva University, as well as a member of the Executive Board of the Rabbinical Council of America.
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