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The source for those who begin one verse earlier is the Eishel Abraham of Butatach (Siman 138) who explains that this is because the custom is to chant the verse "Eicha Esa Levadi" in the same tune as Megillas Eicha and it is therefore considered a "tochecha" (reproach) and we do not begin an Aliyah negatively. See also the Likutey Maharich (3:52:1) who ...


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I had the same question and found this answer online: The bottom line is: R' Moshe Feinstein rules that while one should not wear freshly laundered underclothing during the nine days, if one doesn't have any (preworn) underclothes he/she can wear whatever they have. Link to above article: http://www.vbm-torah.org/3weeks/mf.htm I'm not sure if this ruling ...


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Any reason to take a cold shower? The halocho is that any washing for enjoyment is forbidden. If it is not for enjoyment, see the link quoted by eramm above (ohr.edu/5228). If they like cold showers better, should they specifically take hot showers? My guess is that we would say that בטלה דעתו אצל כל אדם – even though he likes cold showers better, he ...


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Most of the shi'tot were covered in other answers While the Ramo recommended giving the wine to a child, the Mishna Brurah ((651:70)) pointed out that this cannot just be “any child.” The child utilized must have reached the age of training for brachos and will drink the proper amount, but not yet reached the age of training to mourn over Yerushalayim. ...



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