Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for
Friday, August 12th
Light Candles at 19:54
Shabbat, August 13th,
Shabbat Ends 21:17
Torah Portion: Devarim
Holmes and Watson are on a camping trip. In the middle of the night Holmes wakes up and gives Dr. Watson a nudge. “Watson” he says, “look up in the sky and tell me what you see.”
“I see millions of stars, Holmes,” says Watson.
“And what do you conclude from that, Watson?”
Watson thinks for a moment. “Well,” he says, “astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.
Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meterologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I see that God is all-powerful, and we are small and insignficant. Uh, what does it tell you, Holmes?”
“Watson, you idiot! Someone has stolen our tent!
Dear friends, “Our home has been burned!” It happened a few thousand years ago, on Tisha B’Av, the 9th of Av. From that faithful day on we’ve been living without our holy temple in Jerusalem.
Sometimes we forget about its existence.
We get ourselves used to life as it is… busy with our day to day events.
Our lives would look completely different if the holy temple would be standing. Every aspect of our life, not just our spiritual life.
This Sunday we commemorate the 9th of Av and we fast. (click here for more info)
May it be G-d’s will that the Temple should be rebuild and we will finally experience the redemption, with all the eternal good that comes with it!
Rabbi Yanky and Rivky Klein
This email is In Loving memory of my dear father
R’ Yerachmiel Binyamin Halevi ben R, Menachem Klein OBM