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I heard that on Tisha bi'Av the rules of not learning Torah also apply on Ches Av (the eighth of Av).

So I have a few questions on Chess Bi'Av.

  1. Is there a source for this

  2. This question What can one learn on Tisha B'Av? says some things you can learn on Tisha B'av, so my question is: Does all of these things apply to Ches B'av or some things are more lenient and you can learn different/more things?

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O Ch 553 (2) Rema near the end says

After Chatzos on Erev Tisha B'Av, the Minhag is to learn only things that may be learned on Tisha B'Av.

The source for what can be learnt on 9th Av is mentioned in this question. It is O Ch 554 (1-4). There seems to be no special leniences for 8th Av afternoon.

My Rav said (and I saw it here) that

Certainly one may learn sifre mussar for the purpose of t’shuva.

(Not quite relevant to the question but of general interest - the The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation arranges programmes worldwide on tisha b'av to encourage teshuvah.

Many shuls have special tisha b'av programmes to encourage understanding the day and to learn its lessons.)

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