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May one sit on a toilet during Tisha B'Av? Are there any requirements that he hurry up as much as possible?

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What do aveilim in Shiva do? –  Double AA Jul 15 '13 at 20:27
Everything is permitted in Judaism unless there's a reason to forbid it. Could you edit in why you think this might be forbidden? –  msh210 Jul 16 '13 at 23:42

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Rav Shumel Kamentzky, cited in sefer Kovetz Halachos pg 231, writes that a nursing woman or someone riding a bus may sit, because it is a necessary thing and not done out of enjoyment.

Sitting on the toilet is a need and not meant for enjoyment and should be the same.

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Hey some people enjoy sitting on the toilet. –  Gershon Gold Jul 15 '13 at 20:15
Some people prob are happy to sit on the bus even though ppl stand on the bus,halacha does not require it. –  sam Jul 15 '13 at 20:47

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