Sunday, July 07, 2013

"Gingi"* gets a new floor (last view before Tisha B'Av)

"Gingi,"* the red-headed kitchen, is progressing.  Here's the latest view:
Floor and cabinets, ready for their close-up--I hope the tiles are a decent match for the cabinets

Floor, cabinets, counter-top--a long view

I'm sneaking in these last shots before sunset and the beginning of the Nine Days.

*"Gingi" is the contemporary Israeli Hebrew word for "red-head."


Blogger Shira Salamone said...

I don't seem to be able to publish new posts, at the moment. (I can't even edit this post to make a note to check the comments.) So, for lack of a better alternative, I'll try to put some Tisha B'Av prep notes in the comments here. Be back once I'm copied useful info from some old posts and set up some links.

Fri Jul 12, 02:09:00 PM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011/Tisha B'Av update: It's a good thing that they announced at our local synagogue that we'd be having a Mincha (Afternoon) Service just before the beginning of Tisha B'Av, because I'd completely forgotten--again!--that one is supposed to eat one's final pre-fast meal (seudat hamafseket?) before davvenning/praying Minchah and almost davvenned Minchah at the office, as usual! So I'm adding this note to my pre-Nine-Days prep. post as a reminder for next year and future years.

Another note: Weird as it may seem, we do say the Birkot HaTorah and all of P'sukei D'Zimrah, etc., but, on the other hand, we don't say Avinu Malkeinu or Tachanun, at Shacharit/Morning Service on Tisha B'Av. See the Tisha B'Av Minchah notes that I added to the linked post, too.

I see that Rabbi Gil Student mentions checking the back (or front) of one's Kinnot book for the laws of Tisha B'Av. The OU/Koren-Lookstein/Soloveitchik Kinnot has a nice round-up of laws regarding not only Tisha B'Av, but also the Three Weeks in general, the Nine Days in particular, and the day before Tisha B'Av specifically.

Fri Jul 12, 02:12:00 PM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

The links to the posts containing the quotes in the previous comment can be found in the previous post (Pre-Nine-Days prep). Let me go look for some more info.

Fri Jul 12, 02:23:00 PM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Learning on Tisha B’Av

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Learning on Tisha B'Av
The rabbis established limits to what Biblical and/or Rabbinic texts we're allowed to study on Tisha B'Av, lest we derive too much pleasure from our studies. (You can read about those limits, and other information about Tisha B'Av, here.) Me, I spent some time cracking my teeth trying to learn Psalm 137, Al Naharot Bavel--By the Waters of Babylon, which seemed an appropriately mournful thing to study. You can find it here, though, in the Hebrew, most of the punctuation is in the wrong place.

To access the links, marked “here,” click on the link to the post.

Fri Jul 12, 02:30:00 PM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

On second thought, since there's more information there than I've already copied, I'm posting a link to my Tisha B’Av confusion.

Fri Jul 12, 02:36:00 PM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Tisha B'Av begins this coming Monday, July 15, 2013 at sundown. I strongly advise those healthy enough to fast for 25 hours to drink plenty of water, and to eat early enough before sundown to get to Minchah/Afternoon Service at synagogue, if possible, or to pray Minchah at home. Have an easy and meaningful fast.

Fri Jul 12, 02:59:00 PM 2013  

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