Ashkenazim extend the Talmudic prohibitions of shavua shechal bo tisha b'av (the week of the 9th of Av) to the beginning of the month. Are there Ashkenazi leniencies from Rosh Chodesh Av until shavua shechal bo that reflect the fact that the prohibitions during these days are not from the gemara?

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    I don't have time to look up sources right now, which is why I'm not posting this as an answer, but there are a number of t'shuvos that discuss whether something, normally avoided during the nine days, can be done out of necessity and say "you can do it until shavua shechal bo tish'a b'Av". So the answer to your question is "yes".
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    Jul 23, 2015 at 22:07
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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 ago.)

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