Since Tisha B’Av is marked after Shabbos a blessing is recited then on ‘eish’ fire.
After the fast, it is recited with a blessing on a drink.
Those who are planning on being at Young Israel Shabbos afternoon prior to the beginning of the fast, should drop off their Tisha B’Av shoes on Friday
(unless their shoes are non-leather, suitable for Tisha B’av & Shabbos).
Did you ever hear someone say: “I have reached my limit! I can’t take it with you anymore.”?
We find Moshe Rabenu declaring: “I said to you at that time… ‘I cannot carry you alone.’ ” Moshe was expressing consternation. There was a need to establish a system for adjudication so that it would not be necessary for him to deal with each case, since there was a high volume of issues to resolve. When Moshe expressed, “I said to you at that time,” to what time was he referring?
Furthermore, the preceding sentence states: “See! I have given the Land before you; come and possess the Land that Hashem swore to your forefathers, to Avraham, to Yitzchak and to Yakov, to give them and their children after them.” Is there a connection between the two sentences?
Additionally, Moshe expressed: “Eichah – How can I alone carry your contentiousness, your burdens and your quarrels?” Is it shocking that people don’t get along? Is it surprising that people have grievances and need to seek a ruling? Isn’t it reasonable that when dealing with millions of people conflicts arise?
The distress of Moshe Rabenu can be understood with a parable. There was a poor man who loaned a small sum of money, to someone in need. The borrower did not return the money and even denied that a loan took place. The lender was poor himself and could not afford the loss, so he called the other party to appear before the court, the Beis Din. Suddenly circumstances changed. The lender inherited a fortune. He immediately went to the court to cancel the hearing. It was inappropriate for a person of his means to act miserly. He let it go.
Hashem conveyed that Bnai Yisrael will be entering Eretz Yisrael. If a mere mortal king offered a gift to his subjects and instructed that they come to get it, wouldn’t they feel appreciation? Would they balk at the suggestion? Yet here it was Hashem, Master of the Universe, telling them that he is giving them the Land of Israel. All they have to do is move forward to accept it. They should have felt like the pauper who heard the news of a great inheritance! They should have been so happy with the great news that their entire spirit should have been transformed. All of the little issues that they carried should have been put side. There should not have been the need for an intricate system to resolve all of their conflicts. They should have felt so blessed that all of the less significant matters shouldn’t have mattered to them. Yet, what did they do? They continued bringing others to court to resolve the differences between them.
“At that time,” refers to when they received the great tiding that they were about to receive the gift of the Holy Land. When Moshe saw that even with the news they remained contentious he felt that there was a deep-rooted failing that needed to be addressed.
There is no coincidence that on the Shabbos before Tisha B’Av, the baal korei uses the mournful tune of Eichah while expressing the distress of Moshe having been witness to their continued bickering. Being granted the gift of Eretz Yisrael should have lifted the people, inspiring them and motivating them to be more caring for each other!
When our circumstances improve does our behavior towards others improve as well?
Rabbi Hershel D. Becker
 Devarim 1:9
 Devarim 1:8
 Devarim 1:12
 Alshich Devarim1:9
 Devarim 1:9
 Mizekenim Esbonan based on Alshich