15th of Av

The 15th of Av – טו באב


In tractate Ta’anit 31 (תענית ל׳א) Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said: ‘There were no days as joyous for the Jewish people as the fifteenth of Av and as Yom Kippur’

This year the 15th of Av fall on Friday (Double power) on the date of August 12th, 2022. This is a VERY powerful day to change things for the better with our prayers and actions.

Prayers schedule

  • Friday morning – Rabbi Nachum Ish Gamzu (Tzfat) It’s he’s Hilula (Passing day)
  • Friday afternoon (right before Shabbat) – Amuka – The grave of Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel

What should be done for Tu Be’Av?

Pay close attention and follow the instructions!!

Thursday night

Light a 24 hour candle for Rabbi Nachum Ish Gamzu (In honor of his Hilula)

Friday Day

After Shacharit and meal say the following Tehilim:

32, 38, 70, 82, 121, 124, 127, 128

לב, לח, ע‘, פב, קכא, קכד, קכז, קכח

Friday afternoon (before Shabbat)

  1. Accept Shabbat 20 minutes before candle lighting time
  2. Give a few coins to charity – Before Shabbat

  3. Read Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs by King Shlomo) Best to read right before candle lighting

NOTE: Highly recommended to read Shir Hashirim for 40 consecutive days before dawn

Friday night

After Kabalat Shabbat, Kidush and meal say the following:

  1. Recite 7 times this verse (Bereshit 1/4)

וַיַּ֧רְא אֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־הָא֖וֹר כִּי־ט֑וֹב וַיַּבְדֵּ֣ל אֱלֹהִ֔ים בֵּ֥ין הָא֖וֹר וּבֵ֥ין הַחֽשֶׁךְ


And God saw the light that it was good, and God separated between the light and between the darkness

2. Read four (4) chapters of Tehilim 31, 32, 72, 124 – ל׳א, ל׳ב, ע׳ב, קכ׳ד

3. Recite the bed time Shma

Watch the three videos below

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