Anyone have information on the Syrian minhag re: wearing freshly laundered clothing during the Nine Days? Does Rav Eli Mansour say anything about this?

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    If only you knew a Syrian rabbi you could ask directly ;).... Aug 1, 2022 at 10:06

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Typically, Sephardim do not observe the restriction of not wearing freshly laundered clothing from Rosh Chodesh Av, but as held by Rav Ovadia Yosef rather only on the week of Tisha B'Av itself.

On years like this one where Tisha B'av falls out on Saturday and the Fast is observed on Sunday, Rabbi Mansour holds as per his Halacha Yomit page that there are those who observe these customs on the week leading up to Shabbat, and those who don't, and both are acceptable.

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    Excellent answer!
    – Shalom
    Aug 1, 2022 at 12:07
  • Why thank you, @Shalom! Aug 1, 2022 at 12:28

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