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What are you allowed to learn on Tisha B'Av in general particularity which Gemara's?

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If you cant learn Here is another option: kiruv.com/toolsForSharing/ProjectInspire/Wiping_A_Tear.asp – YRU Jul 19 '10 at 20:19
Anything that won't make you happy. – Double AA Mar 22 '12 at 5:03
@DoubleAA So what about someone who derives pleasure from learning ANY part of Torah even the "sad" stuff? – Yehoshua Jul 26 '15 at 13:02
@Yehoshua Find something sad. – Double AA Jul 27 '15 at 5:46
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  • ואלו מגלחין במועד
  • Gittin 55b אמר רבי יוחנן through ... I think almost the bottom of 58a. (Note that the chapter is called "those who are damaged.")
  • The minor tractate of Semachot
  • Rambam's Laws of the Mourner and his Mourning and corresponding portions of Shulchan Aruch.
  • Book of Job
  • Other calamitous parts of the prophets
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I believe there are also opinions that say you're allowed to learn your regular daily Torah portions (Chumash/Tehillim/Tanya, Rambam, Daf Yomi, etc.). Although others say you should postpone them till after the fast is over. – Alex Jul 19 '10 at 22:51
YS, the guideline on editing other users' answers is to respect them. Stuff like fixing typos or linking terms to wikipedia is okay. Your point here was different and significant enough that it belongs as a comment, or you can write your own answer (including whatever pieces of mine you like). – Shalom Jul 21 '10 at 3:03
I am sorry I thought it was a signifigant point you failed to mention. – SimchasTorah Jul 21 '10 at 3:11

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