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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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Are bad things more likely to happen on Erev Tisha B’av than any other time of year?

Are bad things inclined to happen today? I was thinking about going on a bike ride today, but I don’t trust Erev Tisha B’Av, so I don’t think I will. I feel like there’s a negative energy and that we ...
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Can you buy clothes during the Nine Days, for a job interview during the Nine Days, if you lack any appropriate clothing?

Imagine that an unemployed person suddenly gets a job interview scheduled for two days before Tisha B'Av, but doesn't have something appropriate to wear to the interview. May he/she buy new clothing ...
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listening to music for a siyum during the 9 days

I saw that Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef said that one can listen to music for a siyum during the 3 weeks. I was curious if this also applies to the 9 days and maybe even the week of Tisha Be'Av. I want ...
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Can one order clothing before the 9 days if it will be delivered during the 9 days?

Of course, the clothing would not be worn until after the 9 days.
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Is a person allowed to wear new jewelery during the 9 days? [duplicate]

Dumb question I know, but; does jewelery fall under the catagory of a garment, and as such is not allowed to be worn, if new, in the nine days?
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If there is a stain on your shirt are you allowed to scrub it or pour water on it in the 9 days?

This would be considered kibus (laundering) on shabbos, and hence forbidden. But is it considered laundering in the 9 days?
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Syrian Custom re: Nine Days

Anyone have information on the Syrian minhag re: wearing freshly laundered clothing during the Nine Days? Does Rav Eli Mansour say anything about this?
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Is it permitted to water one's flowers during the 9 days?

Is it permitted to water one's flowers during the 9 days? Or is this not permitted? What is the halacha here? Let me know, thanks.
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Wearing clean clothes immediately after Tish'ah beAv

Mishnah Berurah 558:3 records a custom to continue the restrictions of the 'Nine Days' regarding bathing, haircuts and laundering clothing until midday of the tenth of Av. Is this list exhaustive? ...
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Instances of Shevua Shechal Bo

Does the concept "Shevua Shechal Bo" come up within the context of halacha or hashkafa in any area other than the the week leading up to Tisha B'Av? It just seems like a unique measure for a ...
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What haftarah is read on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Av

On the middle shabbat of the ‘Three Weeks’, Ashkenazi and Sefaradi practice is to read a haftarah starting from Jeremiah 2:4. What happens in the (somewhat rare) case that this shabbat is also Rosh ...
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Eating Meat from Siyum

The Rema (551:10) writes ובסעודת מצוה כגון מילה ופדיון הבן וסיום מסכת וסעודת אירוסין אוכלין בשר ושותין יין כל השייכין לסעודה - At a Mitzvah Meal like a Milah, Pidyon HaBen, a Siyum Masechta, or an ...
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Shabbat clothing on shabbat chazon

The rema writes in סימן תקנ"א that on shabbat chazon one does not wear shabbat clothing and instead one wears weekday clothing. אפי' בשבת של חזון אין מחליפין ללבוש בגדי שבת כי אם הכתונת לבד (מרדכי ...
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May a meat restaurant make siyumim during the Nine Days?

4 rabbis in my neighborhood have stated that one should not intentionally plan a siyum during the Nine Days for the sole purpose of wanting to eat meat. I think I have also seen this attitude ...
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Is dancing in camp permissible during the Three Weeks?

Given that generally, listening to music is prohibited during the Three Weeks, may an adult camp counsellor dance with below bar / bat mitzvah campers, for the entertainment of the campers and to ...
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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 are ...
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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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