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Kosher meat restaurants work out the Nine Days in various ways. First and foremost, ask the restaurant, the mashgiach, and the kosher-certifying agency how they're handling this. (If their attitude is entirely lackadaisical, I'd think twice about their general kashrut.) There are restaurants that have a large Sephardic clientèle, for whom the "Nine Days" ...


If you cannot put on the clothes on the days prior to 1 Av, (or 2 Av is 1 Av is on Shabbat,) then just drop your clothes on the floor and move them around like you're sweeping for a minute, then put them on. The prohibition against wearing freshly laundered clothing doesn't include undergarments or socks because they're personal hygiene.

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