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There is a strong tradition (maybe halakha?) to not engage in most learning on Tisha b'Av (with a few exceptions). Many of us learn daily and I understand that we generally suspend our learning for that one day (or choose to learn a permitted topic, like hilchot Tisha b'Av).

However, daf yomi - a page of Talmud every day - is more organized. People globally learn on the same schedule. And that schedule seems to include 9 Av. What gives? Why are we allowed to learn Pesachim 26 on 9 Av but almost nothing else?

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Relevant to someone who has this question may be how to schedule the missed daf. And a similar question's been asked about Pirke Avos. – msh210 Jul 17 '13 at 18:26
Halakha. – Double AA Nov 19 '13 at 4:09
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Although there is a Daf for the day of Tisha B'Av it should not be learned on Tisha B'Av itself. It should be done either prior or after Tisha B'Av instead.

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perfect! Citation: הרב צבי יניר – Charles Koppelman Jul 17 '13 at 18:13
+1. It's curious that he recommends (or rules) to learn part the day before and part the day after, and not to learn all of it whenever one has the chance (the day before and/or the day after). – msh210 Jul 17 '13 at 18:31

Just a note from an extremely similar topic: The current Chabad custom is to learn every day a portion of Chumash, Tanya, and Tehillim, collectively known as Chitas, as well as a portion of Rambam's Mishneh Torah and/or Sefer Hamitzvos. These are daily studies just as Daf Yomi is daily. The Chabad Minhag, as cited in this Book of Chabad Minhagim (Hebrew), translated into English here, and this English article, is that we do not learn Chitas before Chatzos, and it is preferable to do it before Mincha with Tallis and Tefillin, Rambam however is made up Motzei Yom Kippur. I am not sure why a differentiation exists, and not sure which category Daf Yomi would fit in.

None of the sources above cite other sources.

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