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Pesach Guide 5780

 

 

Tuesday, April 8 – Bedikas Chametz

● Bedikas Chametz (Checking for Chametz) should begin after 8:44pm

Wednesday, April 8 – Erev Pesach

Shacharis — on Erev Pesach, we omit מזמור לתודה and למנצח.

Fast of the Firstborn — ZOOM siyum by Rabbi Avi Benmoshe at 8:00am

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Latest time to eat chametz: 10:59am Latest time to destroy chametz: 12:16am Destroying Chametz This YearGenerally, our custom is that chametz is destroyed on Erev Pesach by burning it. There are two concerns that arise from families burning their own chametz: 1) the safety risk 2) when people make small fires, the heat is not intense enough to burn the chametz all the way to the center and sometimes people are left with edible chametz that they did not realize was still there. Therefore, for this year, we recommend the following guidelines:

  1. Limit the amount of leftover chametz in your possession on the morning of Erev Pesach: A small amount of chametz (no more than a k’zayis, about one half of a slice of bread, is needed) should be crushed into tiny particles, so as to not clog the plumbing, and flushed (without any bags or wrapping) down the toilet.  2. Other chametz should be disposed of in the trash and left in cans at the curb.

Eruv Tavshilin should be prepared. For the blessing click HERE and for a brief overview click HERE

Candle lighting: 7:46pm

Ma’ariv for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Pesach.

With regard to Hallel after Ma’ariv, this practice is only for those who daven with a tzibur, and not relevant to those who will be davening alone.

Kiddush not before 8:46pm

It is preferable to complete the fourth cup of wine by halachic midnight which is at 1:33am

Thursday April 9 – 1st Day of Pesach

Shacharis for Yom Tov with the proper Pesach insertions followed by complete Hallel with its berachos.

Latest time for reciting Shema – 10:17 am  Latest Time for Shacharis Amida – 11:23 am

The Torah reading for the first day is “משכו” (Shemos 12:21-51), the maftir is ובחדש הראשון (Bamidbar 28:16-25). Haftarah is from Yehoshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27.

Tefilas Tal which is recited on Pesach was only instituted when davening with a tzibur and not when davening alone. Each individual should recite Morid HaTal in their private Mussaf prayer on the first day of Pesach and continue to say it throughout the summer months.

Mussaf Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Pesach.

Mincha Amidah for Yom Tov (מוריד הטל).  Mincha should not be recited before 2:06pm and should be completed before 8:04pm

Candle lighting, no preparation before – 8:47pm

Ma’ariv for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Pesach.

Sefiras Ha’Omer begins. It is recited after the Amidah before Aleinu.

It is preferable to complete the fourth cup of wine by halachic midnight which is at 1:33am

Friday, April 10 – 2nd Day of Pesach

Shacharis for Yom Tov with Pesach insertions followed by complete Hallel

Latest time for reciting Shema – 10:16 am  Latest time for Shacharis Amida – 11:22 am

The Torah reading for the second day is “שור או כשב” (Vayikra 22:26-23:44), the maftir is ובחדש הראשון (Bamidbar 28:16-25). Haftarah is from Melachim II 23:1-9, 21-25.

Mussaf Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Pesach.

Mincha Amidah for Yom Tov.

Mincha should not be recited before 2:05pm and should be completed before 8:05pm

Candle lighting

For those accepting early Shabbos, no earlier than - 6:44pm

For those accepting b’zman Shabbos, no later than -7:47pm

An abridged קבלת שבת is recited. Ma’ariv Amidah is for Shabbos. Ya’aleh V’Yavo is added.

Vayechulu is recited after the Amidah followed by Sefiras Ha’Omer (after 8:48pm) and Aleinu.

Shabbos, April 11- Shabbos Chol HaMoed

Shacharis for Shabbos. Ya’aleh V’Yavo is added. Latest time for reciting Shema – 10:16 am.   Latest time for Shacharis Amida – 11:21 am.   Half Hallel is recited.

Shir HaShirim is traditionally recited with the tzibur at this point. The custom to read Shir HaShirim on Pesach was instituted only for a tzibur and therefore there is no need to read it.

The Torah reading for the second day is “ראה אתה” (Shemos 33:12-34:26), the maftir is והקרבתם (Bamidbar 28:19-25). Haftarah is from Yechezkel 37:1-14.

Mussaf for Yom Tov with proper insertions for Shabbos and Pesach.

Mincha for Shabbos with Ya’aleh V’Yavo. Mincha should not be recited before 2:05 pm and should be completed before 8:06 pm

Shalosh Seudos should be eaten before 8:06 pm

Maariv (please note the change to ותן ברכה) & Havdalah – 8:49 pm

We do not recite ויהי נועם. Sefiras Ha’Omer is recited followed by Aleinu.

Havdalah is the standard Havdalah for Motzei Shabbos.

Sunday, April 12 – Tuesday, April 14 – Chol HaMoed

Shacharis is weekday Shacharis. מזמור לתודה is omitted. The Amidah should include Ya’aleh V’Yavo. Half Hallel is recited after the Amidah

We do not recite למנצח on Chol HaMoed.

Mussaf for Yom Tov (Chol HaMoed) with proper insertions for Pesach.

Weekday Mincha. Ya’aleh V’Yavo with the proper insertion for Pesach.

        Tuesday, April 14 – Erev Yom Tov

● Candle Lighting

For those accepting early Yom Tov, no earlier than - 6:25 pm

For those accepting regular Yom Tov, no later than 7:26 pm

Ma’ariv for Yom Tov with proper insertions for Pesach. Sefiras Ha’Omer (after 8:52pm)

Kiddush for Yom Tov (Shehechiyanu is not recited)

Wednesday, April 15 – 7th Day of Pesach

Latest time for reciting Shema – 10:12am  Latest time for Shacharis Amida – 11:19am  Shacharis for Yom Tov with the proper Pesach insertions followed by half Hallel.

The Torah reading for the seventh day is Shemos 13:17-15:26, the maftir is והקרבתם (Bamidbar 28:19-25) and the haftarah is from Shmuel II 22:1-51.

Mussaf Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Pesach.

Mincha should not be recited before 2:05 pm and should be completed before 8:10 pm

Yom Tov candle lighting without She’hechiyanu (before)

For those accepting early Yom Tov, no earlier than - 6:47pm

For those accepting regular Yom Tov, no later than - 8:10pm

Ma’ariv for Yom Tov with proper insertions for Pesach. Sefiras Ha’Omer.

Kiddush for Yom Tov (Shehechiyanu is not recited).

Thursday, April 16 – 8th Day of Pesach

Latest time for reciting Shema – 10:08am  Latest time for Shacharis Amida – 11:12am  Shacharis for Yom Tov with the proper Pesach insertions followed by half Hallel.

The Torah reading for the eight day is Devarim 15:19-16:17, the maftir is והקרבתם (Bamidbar 28:19-25) and the haftarah is from Yeshayahu 10:32-12:6.

Yizkor can be recited without a minyan. (One should make sure to pledge money to tzedakah before reciting Yizkor).

Mussaf Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Pesach.

Mincha should not be recited before 2:05pm and should be completed before 8:11pm

Maariv & Havdala – 8:55pm

Weekday Ma’ariv should include Atah Chonantanu. Sefiras Ha’Omer.

Havdalah includes only HaGafen and HaMavdil (no besamim or eish).

Chametz repurchased at 10:00pm

CHAMETZ SALE

 

 

Dear Friends,

Due to the current pandemic, instead of meeting and signing a form designating me as your power of attorney to sell your chametz to a non-Jew, the process will take place online.Although this is not the optimal way of appointing me to sell your chametz, it is completely halachically viable and recommended by all leading rabbanim. Please click on the link below to fill out the user friendly form.

Please have your form submitted by Monday, April 6 at 12PM. For any questions, please feel free to contact me at rabbiclaman@gmail.com.

Wishing you all a kosher, healthy and happy Pesach!

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FORM

Joint Statement from the Columbus   Orthodox Rabbis Regarding Pesach Plans

Dear Members and Friends,

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus continues to pose a very serious threat around the world. In order to protect the health and safety of our community we feel obligated to affirm the following policies for the upcoming Pesach holiday:

1) Family and friends should not visit for Pesach. This includes parents and/or married children.

2) Individuals and families should not travel to other cities for Yom Tov as it would endanger members of our community upon return.

3) Local guests should not be invited for a Seder or any Yom Tov meal.

Any specific question must be discussed with your physician and rabbi. Anyone who ignores or is lenient regarding the above rules is guilty of putting their own lives and the lives of others in danger.

We recognize the difficulty that these restrictions entail, but by abiding by them we are fulfilling the tremendous mitzva of ensuring our physical well-being and that of others (v’chai bahem and lo ta’amod al dam rei’echa).

May we all merit a happy, healthy and kosher Pesach!

Respectfully,

Rabbi David Claman, Congregation Ahavas Sholom

Rabbi Avi Goldstein, Beth Jacob Congregation

Rabbi Howard Zack, Congregation Torah Emet

Resources and links during the Covid  19 Pandemic

Here are a number of helpful resources and links for your use:

Davening Times Please be mindful of the proper zmanim for davening. As mentioned on the Zoom session, the ideal time for Shacharis Shemona Esrei is sunrise (netz). To find the earliest and latest times for each day please visit: https://www.myzmanim.com/search.aspx?q=43209

Daily Tehillim

Please join the Orthodox Union community for the recitation of Tehillim (chapters 20, 26 and 130) and divrei chizuk each afternoon at 1:00PM. The call-in number is 773-377-9170.

Online Platforms for Learning and Classes

https://www.torahanytime.com/

https://outorah.org/

https://www.yutorah.org/

https://www.alephbeta.org/

https://torahlive.com/ (Netflix of Torah Learning)

Chesed    If you or anyone you know is in need of help getting groceries, medicine etc. please be in touch at rabbiclaman@gmail.com

There is a Baby Gear Gemach operated by Josh & Jen Lorch, which supplies items that may be difficult to find at stores, such as diapers and wipes. Please in touch with Josh at jmlorch@gmail.com or 818 456 7342 for more information.

Rabbi Claman will have live classes and updates using Zoom live stream video. Look for future announcements.  The Sunday night Zoom class was very successful.  Shul meetings will also be by Zoom

A Message from JewishColumbus

We are here for you and if you know someone in need, please contact Joel Marcovitch, CEO JewishColumbus at joel@jewishcolumbus.org or Karen Mozenter, CEO Jewish Family Services at kmozenter@jfscolumbus.org.

A Message from Shalom Task Force   We know that this stressful time can lead to an increased tension and violence within relationships and families. Shalom Task Force remains available to provide support, a listening ear, help with safety planning and a place to be heard. Our advocates have recently trained to help those who may be quarantined with their abusers.                     As always, Shalom Task Force is here to support you.

                                Remember, You are not alone.

If you or a loved one is in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, please call our confidential hotline at (888) 883-2323

Monday/Wednesday- 9am-8pm

Tuesday/Thursday- 9am-10pm

Friday/Sunday- 9am-12pm

When our hotline is closed, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at     1-800-799-7233

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: We should make lists of people to call and check in on--from within our friend groups and beyond. Every step taken away from another person in terms of physical presence must be replaced by a step toward in terms of emotional support and connection that can happen via phone, internet, or other means. Unfortunately, there are individuals and families in our community who are under emotional and financial stress due to the current pandemic. Please consider giving tzedaka HERE to assist those in need.

 Best wishes,        Rabbi David Claman

 

 

Ahavas Sholom is now affiliated with the Life and Legacy  program to promote endowments for our  shul  and the Jewish community .

Ahavas Sholom is excited to be chosen as an affiliate of the Life & Legacy Program with the objective of increasing endowments to help ensure our Jewish future. This program is sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and JewishColumbus.

Please click here for our Life and Legacy page 

Please email ahavassholom@gmail.com or contact Rabbi Claman or Phil Weinerman for more information or to join our team

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Wed, April 8 2020 14 Nisan 5780