MB Orach Chayim 454:20 says that you are not allowed to say "She'elat Shalom" Mishnah Brurah commentary (41) says that even "Good morning" is prohibited.

Tish'a B'av is called a "mo'ed" in Eicha. Therefore, can I wish someone "Gut Mo'ed" on Tish'a B'av, or would this be considered in the category of "Sh'elat Shalom"?

  • It will eventually be a Moed,no? Even though we don't say tachnun
    – sam
    Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 17:56
  • @sam - It IS one, now!
    – DanF
    Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 18:18
  • I REM learning that medrash ,was it that pashut?
    – sam
    Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 18:44
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    related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/12690/759
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 23:00

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Ohr Someach gives the halocho as:

Greeting someone with "good morning" and the like is prohibited. One who is greeted should answer softly and, if possible, inform the person of the prohibition.

"Gut Mo'ed" seems as much a greeting as "Good morning and the like" which are prohibited and may undesirably elicit a more light-hearted response since it is unusual which would be another reason not to allow it.

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