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Someone told me that Rabbi Leibowitz told him in the name of Rav Shechter that a person who will certainly be eating should make Havdalah on Shabbos after Plag HaMincha. It was not clear to the Rabbi who told me this if this was a practical Halachic ruling or a theoretical point.
Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayyim 551:6: כלים חדשים בין לבנים בין צבועים בין של צמר בין של פשתן אסור ללבוש בשבת זה ( ואנו מחמירין מראש חודש ואילך): New clothes, whether they are white or colored, whether made from wool or flax are forbidden to be worn on this Shabbat (and we are stringent not to do so from Rosh Hodesh Av onwards.) See Magen Avraham ...
According to the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 122:5, cutting nails is only forbidden during shavua shechal bo. קציצת הצפרנים אין לאסור רק בשבוע שחל בו תשעה באב... Cutting the fingernails should not be prohibited except in the week of the 9th of Av. (I wouldn't have known this if @Danny Schoemann hadn't posted it to his Halacho a Day blog a couple weeks ...
The Shaarei Teshuva (OC 556) quotes those who require the ill person to recite Havadala "right away after Shabbat", though as Rav Ovadia Yosef (Yechavveh Daat 3:40) explains while citing many sources, this means as soon as they need to eat NOT right away on Saturday night if they can last until later in the day. This is indeed how Rav Yosef rules.
Rabbi Eliezer Barclay Shlita told my father who is going to eat by day to make Havdala just prior to eating in the morning, and omit Besamim and the candle (which was done Motzei Shabbos already). Zecher Simcha 69 says that one should not make Havdala in such a case unless he needs the wine due to his weakness. However he also brings dissenting opinions ...
R. Nachum Rabinovitch wrote to me that it is permissible to do laundry during the 9 days, and that there is no difference between dry-cleaning and other sorts of laundry.
The Aruch Hashulchan 551:28 writes: ודע שיש שמניחים הסיום מסכת על ימים אלו, כדי לאכול בשר. ודבר מכוער הוא, דאף על גב דבמועד קטן (ט א) מוכח דמותר לשייר מקצת הגמר לסיום מצוה, כדאיתא שם בבניין בית המקדש עיין שם, מכל מקום להניח לכתחילה בשביל אכילת בשר – לא נאה ולא יאה. ויש שלומדים לכתחלה מסכת כדי לעשות סיום בימים אלו, ודבר זה אפשר, כדי ...
A minor's siyum may not allow one to eat meat. A siyum on certain texts may not, either. Those are two possibilities, but, of course, as I was not privy to the conversation you overheard, I have no idea what the fellow's reaosn was.
Contrary to popular belief, it's not that simple for one to just go to a Siyum during the Nine Days and eat meat (and wine, as it's part of the same custom) at the meal. While undoubtedly it isn't forbidden, many authorities limit those who can partake of the meat to family and 'close friends' (defined as someone who you would invite to a meal at another ...
Rav Eliyashiv (Ashrei Ha'ish 69:12) held that a katan who makes a siyum and makes a celebratory meal is not considered a seudas mitzvah which would permit one to have meat and wine.
Probably not based on the halacha that allows applying polish if the shoe color has faded but does not permit shining. This may be helpful http://halachahbyemail.blogspot.com/2012/07/polishing-shoes-during-nine-days.html
Rabbi B'tzal'el Stern (B'tzel Hachochma volume 4 number 100) was asked whether a minor's siyum exempts an adult from taanis b'choros. He cites the Rambam (Hilchos Korban Pesach 5:7) as saying that someone who became an adult between Pesach and Pesach sheni need not offer the korban pesach sheni. The explanation of this Rambam is that, because the Torah says ...
This Kof-K article says When one finishes a mesechta, there is a mitzvah to be joyous over the occasion.6 The simcha is so great that some poskim say one should mention simcha b’meono at the siyum.7 (The minhag is not to say it).8 The Yam Shel Shlomo9 says there is no greater simcha or mitzvah that is done before Hashem than the simcha and ...
The halachic category allowed to be worn laundered is beged ze'ah -- literally, "sweat clothes." Rabbi Cohen gave the example of undergarments, but a simple translation of the term would give you every indication that athletic clothing that gets truly sweaty would in fact be "sweat clothes." To second user6591's comment above, I have also heard an oral ...
Rav Shmuel Kaminetsky in Kovetz Halchos 9:18,19 holds one should make havdallah on wine and the person making it should drink the wine and they can use a regular size cup and finish all the contents. In the footnotes(18) its brought that Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurabach would drink the wine himself instead of giving it to a katan. Rav Moshe also held that one ...
Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 551:17 says: טוב ליזהר מלומר שהחיינו בין המצרים על פרי או על מלבוש אבל על פדיון הבן אומר ולא יחמיץ המצוה It is good to avoid saying Shehechianu in the three weeks on a fruit or clothing, but on a Pidyon HaBen he says it and doesn't postpone the Mitzvah. The Magein Avraham (s.v. ולא יחמץ המצוה) quotes the Maharil as saying ...
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