Friday August 2, 2019 will be Rosh Chodesh Av 5779, the beginning of the Jewish month of Av. It's a sad day on the Jewish Calendar, as it begins the "Nine Days," a period of heightened mourning of the destruction of the Holy Temple.
We're soon beginning the period of the "Three Weeks
" which is "bookended" by fast days, 17th of Tammuz, a daytime fast, and the 9th of Av
, which is a 25 hour fast. Over the millenia many terrible things happened to the Jewish People on these dates.
Even though Rosh Chodesh Av is a sad day, we still pray all the usual Rosh Chodesh Prayers, including Hallel. There will be Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh
Rosh Chodesh Av, Friday 1st of Av, 5779, August 2, 2019
at 8:30am, Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh. For more information email me firstname.lastname@example.org
, subject: Rosh Chodesh.
תפילת נשים בראש חודש אב תהיה יום ו', א' באב, ,8:30 2-8-2019 בשילה
הקדומה, תל שילה. לפרטים נוספים, email@example.com
subject: Rosh Chodesh.
We pray traditionally, silent prayers silently, and Hallel is sung together. We hope more women will join us at Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh.
Shiloh is one of the holiest cities for the Jewish People. It was the very first capital, predating Jerusalem. The Mishkan,
Tabernacle was brought to Shiloh a by Joshua after entering the Holy Land. There wasn't even need for a battle to take over Shiloh. The city welcomed the Jewish returnees, very much like in recent times.
Today, besides the vibrant town of Shiloh and the many surrounding Jewish communities, the area where the Tabernacle once stood is now a fully recognized archeological site. People come from all over the world to visit, learn, tour and dig. By the way, there will be the 8th Kenes Shiloh on July 25, 2019. The event is in Hebrew and includes tours and lectures.
For more information about visiting Shiloh Hakeduma, Tel Shiloh, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 02-5789111. It's suitable for all ages.