If Tisha B’Av is coming on Sunday, when or what time is the last meal for Shabbat?

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    Possible duplicate of Havdallah after Tisha B'Av
    – WAF
    Jul 10, 2018 at 5:18
  • The latter part of your question is answered in point four of this answer, with the reasoning discussed here. (As distinct from the first part of your question, answered at WAF's link.)
    – Rish
    Jul 10, 2018 at 5:23
  • No, they are talking about Sun. night, and my is Sat. night.
    – Questions
    Jul 10, 2018 at 6:07
  • Yes, this is the same case. As you can see in the answer there, as well as the question I linked, when the fast begins on Saturday night then Havdala is pushed off until Sunday night when the fast ends. (Though, as it says there, the blessing on the flame is made on Saturday night, and no besamim is used either Saturday night or Sunday night.)
    – Rish
    Jul 10, 2018 at 6:18
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    This question has three closure votes as a duplicate of the other. Five and it's closed to answers. I edited out the part that's a duplicate so it doesn't accrue the last two and you can at least get answers to your meal question. You're welcome. As for the havdala question, you'll find that it's answered in the other page. And to the extent it's not, feel free to ask it (but not bunched together with a completely separate question).
    – msh210
    Jul 10, 2018 at 6:44

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The last meal for Shabbat must end before sunset, since the fast of Tishah B'av begins at sunset.

As aish.com writes here

Although any food may be served, including meat and wine, and zemirot may be sung, the mood should be somewhat subdued.

A person should not say that he is eating in order to have strength to fast, but he may think this.

One must stop eating and drinking before sunset, since the fast begins at this time. People should be reminded about this, as it is unlike a regular Shabbat.

  • @mbloch I actualy thought of doing just that, but decided not to c&P the whole thing b//c the first 2 parts were not part of the question, although important. I figured, when anyone clicks the link and reads #14 they will get that part too. Jul 10, 2018 at 13:26
  • Hey feel free to rollback. My view on these is that anyone asking part of the question might as well get the full answer because they might not have thought of asking but will likely find it helpful
    – mbloch
    Jul 10, 2018 at 13:27

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