May one sit on a toilet during Tisha B'Av, when sitting on chairs is generally forbidden? Are there any requirements that he hurry up as much as possible?


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Rav Shumel Kamentzky, cited in sefer Kovetz Halachos pg 231, writes that a nursing woman or someone riding a bus may sit, because it is a necessary thing and not done out of enjoyment.

Sitting on the toilet is a need and not meant for enjoyment and should be the same.

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    Hey some people enjoy sitting on the toilet. Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 20:15
  • Some people prob are happy to sit on the bus even though ppl stand on the bus,halacha does not require it.
    – sam
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 20:47

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