• Tisch!!

    Posted: Tue, 08/12/2008
    When: Friday August 15, 2008, 9:45 - 10:45 PM
    Did I hear you correctly? Did you say the word 'Tisch'? In the Summer? Yes, it is true!!!!! This Friday night at 9:45 pm there will be a Tisch in honor of Tu B'Av (don't know what that is? Come to the Tisch and find out) and Shabbos Nachamu (don't know what that is? Come to the Tisch and find out) !!! No need to go to the 'Mountains' for fun- we have it all here in the Ahavas!!!! Tisch- This Friday night at 9:45 to 10:45 pm Mezonos, Nosh, Potato Kugel, and Ruach and Great Stories !!!! Men and Women and Children Invited!!!
  • Tisha Bav Schedule

    Posted: Fri, 08/08/2008
    When: Sunday August 10th
    On Tisha B'Av, this Sunday August 10th, there will be two Minyanim for Shacharis: first Minyan at 6 AM - Kinos without explanation, second Minyan at 8 AM - Kinos with explanation.
    Mincha: 1:37, after the 8:00 Shacharis, 3:00, 6:00, & 7:20.
    Maariv: 8:40 & 9:14 only.
    Fast ends 8:52.

    The break-fast is being sponsored by Jeff Ringer in memory of Raizel bas Eliezer Yakov HaCohen.
  • Tisha Bav Halachos

    Posted: Fri, 08/08/2008
    When: Sunday April 10, 2008
    Halachos That Apply Before Shabbos

    a.. Bring your 'Tisha Bav' non-leather shoes to Shul before Shabbos.

    b.. Some Shuls (Ahavas Israel included) will be davening on Motzei Shabbos (Saturday night)later than usual (we will be davening at 9:15 pm which is 72 minutes after sunset, therefore, according to many poskim Shabbos has already ended by 8:58 pm; (unless you are machmir to wait 72 minutes), and therefore Shabbos will already have ended. Therefore, one should say after 8:58 pm: "HaMavdil Bein Kodesh L'chol" and then change to Tisha Bav shoes and then thy may drive to Shul.

    Shabbos Kodesh

    a.. Please note, Shabbos is Shabbos! None of the Halachos of Aveilos (mourning) apply!

    b.. The Shabbos meals should be regular with the following differences:

    1.. No food may be consumed after 7:59 pm!!!
    2.. Therefore- there will not be Shalosh Seudas (The Third Meal) in Shul this Shabbos.
    3.. The final Mincha in Ahavas Israel this Shabbos is 6:15 pm.
    4.. However, with the exception of not eating or drinking, none of the other halachos of Tisha Bav apply.
    5.. One may not change into their Tisha Bav shoes prior to 8:58 pm and after reciting HaMavdil Bein Kodesh L'chol.
    6.. One should not sit on the floor until after 8:58 and reciting HaMavdil.

    Shalosh Seudas and the Seudas HaMefsekes THIS IS THE MOST MIS-UNDERSTOOD!

    • This year we DO NOT eat the egg and the ashes!
    • The last meal you will eat before the fast is Shalosh Seudas and it is a regular Shalosh Seudas!
    • Perhaps one should not have guests and make a big party; however, the menu can even be meat!
    • It is a regular Shabbos Shalosh Seudas. There is no eggs and ashes this Shabbos!!!
    • All eating and drinking must stop by 7:59 pm on Shabbos day!


    • We will recite the Brocha: Borei Meorei HaEish in Shul on a multi-wicked Havdalah candle prior to the reading of Eichah on Saturday night.
    • You can also recite the Brocha at home after 8:58 pm on a multi-wicked Havdalah candle for your entire family and then proceed to Shul.
    • The remainder of Havdalah (the Brocha of HaMavdil) will be recited on Sunday night after the fast.
    • Havdalah on Sunday night will consist of a cup of wine or grape juice (even though it is after Tisha Bav- wine and/or grape juice is permitted for Havdalah) and the Brocha of HaMavdil. The Brocha on the besamim (spices) is omitted this year as are the pesukim of Hinei Kel...
    • If you have a psak to eat on Tisha Bav, (women included) you must make Havdalah prior to eating.
    • If you are making Havdalah on Tisha Bav itself- either on Saturday night or on Sunday day- you may make Havdalah on wine and/or grape juice.

    The Fast Itself

    • Tisha Bav is forbidden in five restrictions
    1. eating, drinking (counted as one);
    2. wearing leather shoes (leather belts are no problem);
    3. anointing (deodorants are allowed (and recommended if you are coming to Shul);
    4. bathing (we wash up to end of the fingers for 'nagel vasser' in the morning and if one's hands become soiled such as after changing a baby etc. one may wash to rid oneself of the dirt);
    5. Family togetherness (couples should treat the day as they do when family togetherness restrictions apply.

    • We do not learn Torah on Tisha Bav;
    • We do not say 'hello' the entire day.
    • All of these restrictions begin at 7:59 pm on Shabbos August 9th and continue until 8:52 on Sunday August 10th.
    • We also sit on chairs or cushions which are within 12 inches of the ground on Tisha Bav at night and the day of Tisha Bav until halachik noon.
    • At 1:02 pm on Sunday August 10th one may sit on a regular high chair.
    • This is the only restriction which is relaxed at 'Chatzos' (halachik noon), everything else continues until 8:52 on Sunday night.

    Sunday Night - After the Fast

    • The fast ends on Sunday night at 8:52 pm.
    • After the fast Havdalah will be recited as mentioned above.
    • Sunday night, with the exception of Havdalah, one may not drink wine, eat meat, do laundry, listen to music, shave or get a haircut, bathe or swim until 1:02 pm on Monday, August 11th.
  • Contemporary Halacha Shiur

    Posted: Fri, 07/25/2008
    When: Sunday July 27, 10 AM
    Where: Ballroomo
    Rav Eisenman's Sunday Morning Contemporary Halacha Shiur will be on the topic of, "Laws of the Three Weeks." This Sunday morning, July 27th / 24 Tammuz, at 10 a.m. in the ballroom. Men and women are invited. A light breakfast will be served. Sponsorship is available.
  • New Shiur For Women

    Posted: Fri, 07/25/2008
    When: Tuesday July 29th, 8:45
    Where: Polseh
    Rav Eisenman will be beginning a new shiur for women this Tuesday, July 29th, at 8:45 in the polesh. This week's shiur will be focusing on the Three Weeks. Rav Eisenman will be answering questions on any subject after the shiur. All women are invited.
  • Sh’va Asar B’Tammuz

    Posted: Fri, 07/18/2008
    When: Sunday July 20, 2008
    This Sunday (7/20) is Sh'va Asar B'Tammuz. The fast begins at 3:52 a.m. and ends at 9:08 p.m. Break-the-fast refreshments will be served after the 8:55 Ma'ariv, co-sponsored by Eliezer and Sarah Ringer. More sponsorships are available. Please speak to Howie Penner.
  • Bar Mitzvah

    Posted: Fri, 07/18/2008
    Mazal Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Tzvi Lampel upon the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Eliezer.
  • Sharon (Sheindel) Leinkram

    Posted: Thu, 07/17/2008
    Baruch Dayan HaEmes We regret to the inform the Kehillah of the passing of our friend and member Brocha Sheindel Rochel bas Chaya Sara- Sharon (Sheindel) Leinkram. The Levaya (funeral) took place yesterday, Wednesday, July 16th. Shiva will be at Sharon's home at 63 Bond Street in Passaic and will conclude on Tuesday morning, July 22nd, the 19th of Tammuz. The phone number is (973) 473-3022. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim
  • Tefillos

    Posted: Wed, 07/16/2008
    Please include AKIVA YEHUDAH BEN AIDEL FREIDA in your tefillos for a refuah shleimah. He is a two year old child who is in critical condition.
  • Bar Mitzvah

    Posted: Fri, 07/11/2008
    Mazel Tov to Meir and Tzivi Weinraub on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Dovi. Mazel Tov to the Weinraubs and to the entire Kehilla. May Dovi continue to bring his parents Nachas and joy.
  • It’s a Girl!

    Posted: Fri, 07/11/2008
    Mazal Tov to Ezra and Rachel Cohen on the birth of a baby girl.
  • Happy Birthday

    Posted: Fri, 07/04/2008
    Mazel Tov to Yisrael Baruch and Malka Shaw, upon the occassion of the first birthday of their daughter, Zahava Rivka.
  • Tisch !!

    Posted: Sun, 01/06/2008
    When: This Firday Night - 9 PM
    Where: Beis Medrash
    This Friday Night- Tomorrow Night at 9 pm there will be a Tisch!! Kugel, Ruach and a good Chassidhe Maaseh Men and women and children invited at 9 pm Maharal Shiur at 8 pm

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