Rabbi Stan Levin

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    This web site is for those of you who are looking for a rabbi to perform life cycle events in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including: weddings, funerals, and baby namings.

    This  site is also for people who are interested in Jewish holidays, Torah Study, and other topics of Jewish interest. 

Torah and Haftarah Portions for the Month of August 2016
» August- Massai (Numbers 33:1-36:13); Haftarah (Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; Sephardi: Jeremiah 2:4-28; 4:1-4:2)
» August 13 - Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22); Haftarah (Isaiah 1:1-1:27)
» August 20 - V'etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11); Haftarah (Isaiah 40:1-40:26)
» August 27 - Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25); Haftarah (Isaiah 49:14-51:3)

Jewish Holidays in August 2016

    » Tisha b'Av, 10 Av/August 14.  Tisha B'Av, Hebrew for the 9th day in the month of Av is, the anniversary of the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE by the Babylonians, and 70 AD by the Romans, respectively).  This date is associated with other crimes against the Jews, such as the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.  In synagogues, the Book of Lamentations is read on Tisha b'Av.  This is a fast day for observant Jews. Traditionally, there no weddings and no B'nai Mitzvah between the Fast of Tammuz (17 Tammuz/July 24, 2016)  and Tisha b'Av.   Note: Because 17 Tammuz and 9 Ab fall on the Sabbath (Saturdays July 23 and August 13, respectively), the two fast days are delayed until Sunday, so as not to detract from the joy of the Sabbath.

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