If Tish-a Be-Ab starts on Motsa-e Shabbat Minhah Shel Shabbat is started at 3:00PM and we do not recite Tsidkadekha.
Arbit of Tish-a Be-Ab
The synagogue is not lit. The Ner Tamid is extinguished. The Hekhal and the Tebah are all covered with black drapes. A table with candlesticks is placed in front of the Tebah. This table is also covered in black. One Sefer Torah is covered in black (the mantle, the cloth, the band and the Rimonim). The Yad is a black one. People will walk with flashlights (New York) or candles and candle holders (Philadelphia). The little books (for the eve of Tish-a Be-Ab) are placed at the entrance of the Synagogue.
The Hazzan starts Al Neharot Babel and continues as indicated in the book in the Tish-a Be-Ab melody.
The Shema is read in the same tune without chanting the ta- amim. Vehara Af is read aloud.
After the Amidah, Yehi Shem and Kaddish Le-ela.
If it is Motsa-e Shabbat the Hazzan recites Ani HaGebber Akonen.
The Hazzan continues with Lemi Ebke.
Ekha is read first by the Officiating Minister then by the other Hazzanim and congregants. Each will read one Perek.
The third perek includes responses by the congregation:”Hasde Amonai…”
At the end of the last Perek we repeat Hashibenu…
Continue as indicated in the book.
After Kaddish Dehu Atid the Hazzan proclaims Ahenu Bet Yisrael. Note that we count the number of years since the Hurban from the year 3828 (68 C.E.).
At the conclusion the Hazzan announces somberly: Services will commence tomorrow morning at 7:00 on weekdays and 8:00 on Sundays.
TISH-A BE-AB DAY
We do wear neither Talet nor Tephillin.
The Zemirot are read by a congregant in the Tish-a Be-Ab melody.
the Shirat Hayam is replaced by Haazinu.
continue as indicated in the book. (The Shema is like last night.)
After the Amidah and the Hazzarah, the Hazzan starts from page 138 Ve-Arets Shafal Rumi in recitative until the end of page 139.
from page 140 to p.142 each Kinnah is sung according to its tune.
the Kinnot start from page 145. Congregants will read each, one Kinnah.
Most of the Nehamot at the end of the Kinnot are not recited.
Kinnot No. 6 on p.150, 11 on p. 157 and 22 on p. 163 are read by the Hazzanim and the congregants. Each person will read one stanza. It will make the rounds.
Kinna No. 23 on p. 166 is read by two Hazzanim only.
Note that Kinnah No. 12 to No. 15 start from p. 211 to 214. And Kinnah No. 19a is on page 209. Also Kinnah No.21, Bore Ad Ana includes the non-censored version.
The Hazan stands up and read the end of page 169, in the Selihot tune. He follows it by the Kaddish Dehu Atid.