Bathing is normally forbidden on Tisha Bav. May one bathe children on Tisha Bav that is a nidche after chatzos?


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Regarding the nidcheh:

When Tisha B'Av is a nidcheh, all restrictions are permitted immediately with the conclusion of the fast on Sunday night [including bathing, shaving, music, etc...], with the exception of consuming wine[other than for Havdala] and meat, which become permitted at daybreak of Monday morning.

Source: http://www.shaaray-tefilah.org/weekly/halachos.pdf

Regarding bathing:

1. All bathing for pleasure is prohibited even in cold water including the hands, face and feet.

2. Ritual washing upon waking, after using the bathroom, touching covered parts of the body or before praying is permitted, but only up to the knuckles.

3. One may wash dirty or sullied portions of the body (including cleaning the eyes of glutinous material), and if necessary may use soap or warm water to remove the dirt or odor.

4. Washing for cooking or for medical reasons is permitted.

5. A woman may not immerse on Tisha B'Av since relations are prohibited. Washing to commence the clean days is permitted.

Source: https://ohr.edu/1098

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    The question was regarding bathing children, not bathing oneself. This doesn’t answer the question.
    – DonielF
    Commented Jul 23, 2018 at 1:56
  • I don't think there is a difference between adults and children regarding bathing on Tish B'av.
    – DYH
    Commented Jul 23, 2018 at 2:34
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    That should be your answer, but you don’t include that at all. An answer that actually demonstrates that there’s no difference between adults and children would be what the OP is looking for.
    – DonielF
    Commented Jul 23, 2018 at 2:36

Rabbi Shimon Eider in A Summary Of Halachos Of The Three Weeks on page 32 says that bathing is not permitted until Sunday evening when the tenth of Av falls on a Sunday. He does not differentiate between adults and children.

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    Sunday evening... So, after Tishah B’Av, right? The OP is asking regarding Tishah B’Av itself, just after Chatzos. This doesn’t answer the question.
    – DonielF
    Commented Jul 22, 2018 at 21:40
  • No, it answers that it is permitted in the evening. I don’t see the word “first” anywhere in this post.
    – DonielF
    Commented Jul 22, 2018 at 22:20

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