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Today's HalachaText said that clothing should be worn for at least 30 minutes. I asked them for a source and they said this number came from Rav Elyashiv Ztl. שוב מצאתי I was looking for something else in Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen's Laws of the Three Weeks, and found that he quotes Rav YS Elyashiv there as saying a half an hour (page 85); in a footnote he ...


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If you see the Mishna Brurah in Siman 552 he writes that's from the din of gemara,but regarding minhag its assur from Rosh Chodesh


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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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Form kashrut.com (Footnotes in that article point to other references:) All meat and poultry and their derivatives, even if no meat or poultry is actually visible, e.g., chicken soup, are included. Pareve dishes cooked in a utensil used for meat are permitted. [If a small piece of meat accidentally fell into a pareve dish and its taste will not be ...


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These questions are dealt with here: The Shulchan Aruch (OC 551:9) writes that one mustn’t eat meat or drink wine during the nine days. The Rema (OC 551:10) adds that if one has a seudas mitzva during this time then one may partake of wine and meat as such celebrations are incomplete without them. This includes Shabbos meals, a bris seuda, a pidyon ...


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Rabbi Daniel Neustat quotes the Yad Efrayim 551:31 and Divrei Yatziv 2:238 as permitting meat for a Seudas Bar Mitzvah on the day of the Bar Mitvzah. However, for this and all Seudas Mitzvah dispensations, if it is during the week that Tisha B'av falls out, only a minyan plus close relatives may partake of the meat and wine (Mishnah Berurah 551:77). Sha'ar ...


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I got this in an email from a "dailyhalacha" service: During the Nine days (beginning Rosh Chodesh Av) the custom is that one does not wear freshly laundered clothing. Therefore, one should wear all the clothing one will need during the Nine days for a short while (according to many Poskim - 20 minutes), sometime before the start of the Nine ...


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R' Yaakov Shechter maintains that while it is very nice to have a minyan, it is not a necessity, and a Siyum is considered a 'Sedudas Mitzva' irrespective as to how many are present. כל ענין המניין הוא רק לחבב המצוה ולעשות את הסעודה לגומרה של תורה ברוב עם, אבל השמחה היא בעצם הסיום וראוי לערוך על כך סעודה גם בינו לבין עצמו ודינה כסעודת מצוה לכל דבר וענין. ...


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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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Nit'e Gavriel, Ben Ham'tzarim volume 1, chapter 39, paragraph 6: It's appropriate to be careful not to eat food kneaded with wine or grape juice from rosh chodesh [Av] and on. In a footnote, he indicates that this comes from applying Magen Avraham 551:29 — that food cooked with meat is forbidden by custom — to wine. He then notes that ...


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This is not explicit, but I think it is a logical extrapolation. R' Shternbach writes in Teshuvos V'Hanhagos 2:263 ולדעתי מותר להתרחץ בים, אבל לא לשוט עמוק ער קרוב לקומת איש שהימים האלו ר"ל הם מסוגלים לסכנה ח"ו... ובכל השנה לא חיישינן לסכנה רחוקה , אבל בימים אלו ראוי למנוע וכמבואר בש"ע In my opinion, it is permitted to wash off in the sea, ...


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The source for not doing dangerous things in the three weeks is in shulchan aruch orach chayim 551 siff 18. There are two specific things mentioned. Not to walk alone from the fourth hour untill the ninth hour because of 'ketev mriri', and not to hit the students. The mishna berurah adds from the elya rabba not to walk between the sunlight and shade. The ...


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Unfortunately, I once had to ask a shiala because my daughter had been discovered to have lice on the afternoon before Tisha b'Av, and the protocol is to launder all the clothes that might have come into contact and have lice or lice eggs on them. My own rabbi was out of town, so I called Rabbi Barry Fruendel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Washington, ...


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I found this: http://shulchanaruchharav.com/The%20Three%20Weeks/default.aspx?_ftnref1 The sources seem to be Mishna Brura: תקנא/טז and Magen Avrohom תקנא\י Kitzur Shulhan Aruch says that it is permissible for someone whose profession is musical instruments to play in a Goy's house, that implies I guess that it's prohibited otherwise. You're right, it's a ...


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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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I found this on dinonline.com: it is permitted to dry the laundry in the Nine Days. This is not considered part of the laundry, and is therefore permitted. Ironing the laundry, however, is forbidden, but creases can be pressed out in an unprofessional way. The term "unprofessional way" is vague, and, in my case, I don't really know what types of ...


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Per Chabad.org it is permitted כשעושים סעודת ברית מילה או פדיון הבן במוצאי תשעה-באב, מותר להזמין כמה אנשים שרוצים, וכולם מותרים אז בבשר ויין


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Sefer Avnei Yashfei Chelek 1:217 holds that a tie is considered a beged and if has shatnez its a problem. In Chelek 5:46:3 He writes that a tie is like a malbush in regards to having a Shabbas tie set aside.


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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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