Friday, July 25, 2008

Halocho #131 - What Haftara do we read this week?

On each Shabbat of the "3 weeks" we read a Haftara wherein the prophet foretold the destruction of the Bet Hamikdash. The first week (this week) we read the first chapter of Yirmiyahu. The second week we read most of the second chapter of Yirmiyahu. This year the second week (next week) is also Rosh Chodesh, which has its own special Haftara. Most communities will read the second chapter of Yirmiyahu. Some communities will read the regular "Shabbat-Rosh-Chodesh" Haftara instead. A few will read both. The third week we read the the first chapter of Yeshayahu - Chazon; most of it in the tune that Megilat Eicha is read. BTW: You can cut your nails during the 3 weeks, until the week in which 9 B'Av falls. Since 9 B'Av is on Sunday this year, you can cut nails up to - and including - Erev Shabbat Chazon. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 122:6, 5 Shabbat Shalom - Danny Erev Shabbat Matos, 22 Tamuz 5768

Please daven for a little girl - TAMAR bat NAAMA - תמר בת נעמה

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