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Part of the mourning period known as "The Three Weeks". During this period, which immediately precedes Tisha B'Av, practices of mourning are increased.

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Abstaining from meat and wine until shabbas Nachamu

I remember seeing somewhere that there was a minhag not to eat meat or drink wine until shabbas nachamu. Where can I find this minhag mentioned?
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Car wash during the 9 days?

Is it allowed to wash one's car during the 9 days? Or is it like clothing, since it is also for show and it surrounds you?
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Can you taste meat made for Shabbos of the Nine Days? [duplicate]

I saw this question and was inspired to ask about the opposite case. If one made a fleishig dish for Shabbos of the Nine Days, can he taste (and swallow) of the dish to make sure it tastes good? ...
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Eating meat prepared for Shabbos on the 9 days

Someone said that his rabbi (maybe Sifardi) said that it is ok to eat leftover meat (dishes) from Shabbos during the 9 days. Is this true? Source please.
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Would one be allowed to suck or squeeze the juice directly out of grapes into his mouth during the 9 days?

The commonly accepted custom is not to drink grape juice during the nine days, like wine. Would one be allowed to suck or squeeze the juice directly out of the grapes into his mouth? Would it make a ...
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May one ride on a commuter ferry during the 9 days?

There are some opinions that one should not ride on a boat during the 9 days because of danger. I am asking a follow-up on this answer and any similar opinions that prohibit boating. According to ...
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Children in the nine days

May a child who has reached the age of chinnuch eat meat during the nine days? Is there a difference if it is Friday evening dinner assuming the child eats before Shabbat begins?
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Surgeons and the Three Weeks / Nine Days

May an observant surgeon perform elective surgeries during Nine Days? Does it make a difference if the patient is not Jewish?
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Can one buy clothes during the 9 days if they will arrive after the 9 days?

In the past a person purchased clothing in-person, however nowadays many purchases are made online and are then shipped. I would like to know if any poskim discuss purchasing clothing during the nine ...
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10 of Av for Sefardim

I was told that Ashkenazim keep the 9 days until the midday of the 10th of av (no haircuts, showers, wine, meat...) What do Sefardim do regarding this? When is the first time that a Sefardi Jew can ...
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Is there a proper greeting for the Three Weeks and Tisha B'av?

Is there a proper greeting for the Three Weeks and Tisha B'av? For some reason "goodday" or "shalom aleichem" don't seem like good greetings for a period of mourning.
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Is it permitted to use the ocean as a mikvah during the nine days?

Is one permitted to use the ocean as a mikvah during the nine days, or does the prohibition against swimming make it not-permitted?
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Parameters of the meat prohibition during the nine days

In SA OC 551 the minhag of not eating basar during the nine days is brought down. The term basar usually refers to meat or chicken but not to all fleishige products (considered fleishig halachically). ...
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Listening to Sad-Sounding Music During the Three Weeks

The widespread (I would say universal) custom is to not listen to music the entire duration of the Three Weeks, up until the day after Tisha B'Av at halachic noontime. This includes all music, ...
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Tying new tzitzis during the Nine Days

Are you permitted to tie new tzitzis on an old beged during the Nine Days? Would it make a difference if your current tzitzis weren't passul, but just looked ratty? Additionally, what about buying a ...
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May a man eat meat if attending the siyum of a woman?

The Rema on the Shulchan Aruch states that if one partakes of a seudat mitzvah such as a siyum then a person may eat meat or drink wine during the nine days. I would like to know if any poskim speak ...
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Can one have a surgery during the Nine Days?

I'll put the disclaimer right at the top for such a sensitive issue: See both your local orthodox Rav and local orthodox doctor if this Chas v'shalom becomes relevant to you. The Background There ...
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Wearing a new watch in the nine days

What do the sources have to say about wearing a new watch in the nine days? Is it considered like significant new clothes and therefore not permitted does this minhag not apply to a time-piece or ...
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Using fabric refresher spray during the Nine Days

The entire duration of the Nine Days, one is forbidden to wear freshly-laundered clothes, as it is part of the process of mourning for the Churban Beit HaMikdash. However, are you permitted to use ...
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Can one purchase Seforim during the nine days?

One is not supposed to do any activities that make a person happy during the nine days. See SA Orach Chaim סימן תקנא & Mishna Berurah quoting the Magen Avraham. Is one allowed to buy new Seforim/...
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Can one go to a public gathering during the nine days?

I believe there is a restriction against going to public gatherings during Sfeira (like movies or plays). Does this apply to the nine days? Chabad doesn't seem to think so (http://www.chabad.org/...
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Listening to Nusach During the Three Weeks

We're not allowed to listen to music during the Three Weeks, Nine Days, or Tisha B'Av, but are you permitted to listen to nusach like chazzanus or niggunim?
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Can tailoring be done during the nine days

Can one get something bought before the three weeks tailored during the nine days? Second, does it make a difference if it is for shabbas, or for week day use?
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The historical significance of Rosh Chodesh Av

According to the mishna in Ta'anit (26a-b), 5 things happened on the 17th of Tammuz and 5 on Tish'a B'av. The last was that Jerusalem was plowed under: "ונחרשה העיר משנכנס אב ממעטין בשמחה " The ...
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Flying during the 9 days and watching movies

Is watching a (decent) movie during long international flight during the 9 days permitted? In general since many types of pleasurable activities are limited during the 9 days I would think that ...
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Laundry during the Nine Days for Medicinal Purposes

The Shulchan Aruch (OC 551:3) rules that one may not do laundry during the Nine Days, because it's taking one's mind away from the mourning. Does this apply to doing laundry for medicinal purposes? ...
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Returning from a trip during the Nine Days

What if someone began a trip before the Nine Days and now wants to return. Is he allowed to, in light of the prohibition against doing dangerous things during the Nine Days, including travel? Does it ...
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Traveling in the Nine Days

I had heard (confirmed by this discussion and this one) that one may not do dangerous things during the Nine Days including "travel." Based on this: What types of travel are included? Plane? Car? Boat?...
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Restaurant serving meat during the 9 Days

Can a kosher restaurant serve meat during the 9 days? Asked another way, can I go to a "kosher" restaurant that does serve meat during the 9 days, and simply not eat meat?
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Havdalah if you have to eat or drink on Tisha B'Av that comes out on Sunday

If a person for whatever reason has to eat and drink on Tisha B'Av that comes out on Sunday, and they know this ahead of time, when should they make havdallah on a cos? Should they make Motzei Shabbos ...
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Ashkenazi leniencies before shavua shechal bo

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 ...
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Can one wear new clothes on the Shabbat preceding Tisha B'Av?

Can one wear new clothes on the Shabbat before Tisha B'Av? I guess by extension the Three weeks in general. I understand that one shouldn't wear new clothes during the three weeks/9 days - does this ...
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Prohibition of Meat and Wine on the 9th of Av

Is there a specific prohibition against the consumption of meat and wine of the 9th of Av besides for the general obligation to fast? This question makes a difference in the case of someone who is ...
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Why might someone not be allowed to have a meat siyum during the nine days?

The other day, I was learning with a chavrusa in shul after maariv. The people sitting in front of us and behind us held a conversation kind of over our heads, in which one asked the other where his ...
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Is one allowed to wash and then wear shoes during the nine days

I have a pair of shoes that I want to clean, (not just wipe down but put in the washing machine). I know this shouldn't be done for clothes but how about shoes?
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Does a minor's siyum allow one to eat meat in the nine days?

Ashk'nazim do not eat meat or drink wine during what's commonly called the nine days (the first nine or so days of Av). However, they may do so at a mitzva meal, such as one that celebrates the siyum (...
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Making a siyum and eating meat during the 9 days

It's brought down in Halacha that if one makes a siyum during the 9 days they may eat meat. A person happens to have a siyum coming out now in the 9 days (he is only one daf away.) However not every ...
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Wearing clean but not “freshly laundered” clothes in the 9 Days

As an extension of this unanswered question, and based on the site linked to in this question, what does "freshly laundered" mean? I had a bunch of long sleeved shirts laundered in mid-June but then ...
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Shavua SheChal Bo when Tisha Bav is Nidcha (Pushed off) [duplicate]

When the fast of Tisha B'Av is pushed off from a Shabbos to Sunday do the minhagim of Shavua Shechal Bo apply for the whole week leading up to Shabbos (Since 9 of Av is shabbos) or is there ...
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Is one allowed to say shehecheyanu over meeting with a friend during the nine days?

From http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/144573/jewish/Three-Weeks.htm , one learns that one should not taste new fruits during the three weeks in order not to have to say shehecheyanu. ...
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Prohibition to Wear Freshly Laundered Clothes in the 9 days

Normally is customary to avoid wearing freshly laundered clothes during the 9 days. Does this apply these days when freshly laundered clothes are no longer exciting and new? Perhaps the parallel today ...
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Shehechiyanu for baby girl during the 3 weeks / 9 days

Someone recently mentioned to me that a bracha is made when a baby is born. For a boy, the bracha hatov vehameitiv is said, and for a girl the bracha is shehechianu. Is the shehechianu bracha for a ...
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Making a siyum on a chelek of the Rambam

Is making a siyum on a chelek (section) of the Rambam good enough to absolve one from fasting taanis bechoros, or allowing one to eat meat during the nine days? I have never seen someone make a siyum ...
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Do Sephardim observe any of the pre-Tisha B'av customs when the observance of Tish'a B'Av is postponed? [duplicate]

Wikipedia states: The last nine days of the three weeks—which are also the first nine days of the month of Av, culminating in the Tisha B'Av fast—constitute therefore a period of intensified ...
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Rav Moshe Feinstein and showers in the nine days

Someone who I would consider reliable enough to be worth checking told me that Rav Moshe Feinstein would send a message to summer camps to ensure that the campers were showering during the 9 days ...
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What if someone likes cold showers?

If someone were to enjoy a cold shower as much as a hot shower, would they have any reason to take a cold shower as opposed to a hot shower during the nine days? If they like cold showers better, ...
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Source and reason of the Minhag to end Cohen aliyah of parshat Devarim 1 pasuk early

In some shuls that I have attended, they end the Cohen aliyah of Shabbat parshat Devarim one pasuk before the one where "Sheni" is marked (i.e. - they end it before pasuk 11 instead of 12). I'm not ...
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Using laundered underwear, bed sheets and towels during the nine days

If underwear, bed sheets, or towels were laundered during the 9 days, is it permissible to benefit from (wear or use) them during the 9 days?
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During the nine days, can we do something “slightly dangerous” in order to fulfill a mitzvah?

During the nine days, many hold that we refrain from activities that are considered even slightly dangerous; for example, air travel. However, I have read that R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (who ...
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Does the Mechaber, banning meat at seudah mafseket, mean it's okay beforehand?

The mechaber writes that we have the custom one can't eat, during the seudah mafseket, salted meat even over two days and one night. Does that mean that during the nine days it would be permissable?