There are a lot of questions here on Mi Yodeya about specific restrictions during the three weeks between 17 Tammuz and 9 Av, but I would like to know all of the things that are forbidden during the three weeks.

  • According to whom?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 18:00
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    Is this answerable in less than a book?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 18:04

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Nitei Gavriel Bain HaMatzarim page 101 says that one may get engaged during the period of 17 Tamuz - 29 Tamuz, however no music or dancing is allowed.

Page 102 says that according to Ashkenazik custom we do not get married the entire 3 weeks, however Sefardic custom is to allow weddings during the period of 17 Tamuz - 29 Tamuz.

Page 105 says that one is not allowed to listen to music the entire 3 weeks, however on page 107 he says that for the Sefardim that get married up to 29 Tamuz they may play music at their Chasunos.

Page 116 says that one should not dedicate a new Sefer Torah the entire 3 weeks.

Page 119 says that since we do not make a Shehechiyanu on new clothing therefore one may purchase new clothing up to 29 Tamuz.

Page 125 says that one may say Shehechiyanu for a new daughter and for a Pidyon HaBen.

Page 126 One may move to a new apartment during these days, however it is best not to.

Page 129 says that no hair cutting is allowed the entire three weeks, however Sefardim only keep this during the week of Tisha B'Av.

  • Please everybody, add on anything that was left off. Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 18:11
  • Anything left off from Nitei Gavriel, or anything left off in general?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 18:26
  • This issue of Halachically Speaking could be useful: thehalacha.com/wp-content/uploads/Vol5Issue13.pdf
    – Menachem
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 19:05
  • @DoubleAA: anything left off in general. Or anything one deems important. Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 19:09

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