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Questions tagged [tisha-bav]

9th of Av; anniversary of the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem; a general day of mourning for historical Jewish tragedies.

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Why did Ashkenazi Jews not adopt the custom of reading the Book of Job in synagogue on Tisha B'Av, as Sephardim do?

I understand that Sephardim have the custom of reading the Book of Job on Tisha B'Av. Is there any historic discussion among Ashkenazi rabbis regarding why the practice was not adopted by them?
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Purim in Adar and not Av?

We all presume that Haman was well literate and familiar with our Tanachic sources. It is widely known that since the sin of the Spies (Meraglim) 9th of Av was chosen for all kinds of misfortunes for ...
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Tisha Ba'av that fell out on Shabbos

If Tisha Ba'av fell out on Shabbos, and therefore it was pushed off to Sunday. Is a Bar Mitzvah Boy obligated to fast if he turned 13 on Shabbos? In other words: Does the fact that Tisha Ba'av fell ...
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Why remove tallis before maariv on motzei Tisha B'av?

There is a widespread practice not to wear tallis and tefillin for the morning prayer on Tisha B'Av, instead putting them on for the afternoon prayer. There is also a prohibition against wearing ...
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Megilas Eicha in Lasid Lavo

Are there any sources that discuss whether we will Lain Megilas Eicha in Lasid Lavo? Aside from knowing that Tisha B'Av will be a Moed in Yemos HaMashiach, do we have any other basis of knowing what ...
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Why don't we say Ein KeLokeinu on Tisha BeAv?

Many have a custom not to say the Shir Shel Yom or Ein Kelokeinu on Tisha BeAv morning. Why not?
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Using Eicha trop when learning

When leining in shul, there are a few minhagim about what gets read with the Eicha trop. This is what I've seen most often (in chronological order through the year): איכה אשא לבדי in Devarim Most of ...
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Why is Tisha b'Av stricter than other mitzvos with regard to rabbinical prohibitions for a choleh?

Why is Tisha b'Av apparently stricter than other mitzvos--including Shabbos--with regards to rabbinical prohibitions for a choleh? On Shabbos, one who is in a state of choleh kol gufo (debilitating ...
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Does a pregnant or nursing woman fast on a postponed Tish'ah B'Av?

According to this answer pregnant and nursing women generally fast only on Tish'ah B'Av and Yom Kippur, but not the other "minor" fasts. (This is certainly the case where fasting would cause them pain....
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Why is Tishah B’Av considered a holiday?

Tishah B’Av is called a “Moed” (Eichah 1:15). For this reason, we don’t say Tachanun at Mincha of Erev Tishah B’Av (OC 552:12) or Tishah B’Av itself (OC 559:4), nor Tzidkasecha on Shabbos Erev Tishah ...
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Are there different nusachos for the kinnos?

Follow up to my previous question about Lubavitch kinnos. I often see kinnos books labeled "Ashkenaz," "Sfard," etc. but are there really differences between the kinnos or are these labels referring ...
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Oteir Yisrael on Tisha B'Av

According to page 48 of the Kinot by Rabbi Abraham Rosenfeld, one does not say the bracha of "Oteir Yisrae'sl B'Tifarah" in shacharit of Tisha B'av. Instead, one says it at the beginning of mincha (on ...
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Tehillim 79 (1): G-d pours out his anger on wood and stone. Is this consolation in view of 79 (2 & 3)?

In Tehillim 79 (1) we read how HKB”H sent his anger on wood and stone (and by implication less on the people of Israel): A song of Asaph. O God! Nations have come into Your heritage, they have ...
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Studying the Tochacha in Tish'a B'Av

Would one be permitted to study the Tochacha on Tish'a B'Av? It's not about the fast and is not mentioned in the list of things one may learn on Tish'a B'Av as it doesn't pertain to the destruction ...
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Tefillin at chatzos on Tisha BAv

The general practice is to not wear tefillin in the morning on Tisha BAv (OC 555:1). However, after chatzos many of the mourning practices which are only customs are lifted. As such, people wear ...
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Extended fasting on 10 Av

The Bavli (Taanit 29a) teaches that the Temple was set aflame on the ninth of Av in the afternoon and it burnt until sundown on the tenth of Av. The Yerushalmi (Taanit 4:6) records that because of ...
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Didn't Rivkah also cry when the Jews were exiled?

In the kinos of Tishah B'Av it is clearly stated that Three out of four of the Imahos [matriarchs], (and also the Avos, forefathers, and Bilhah and Zilpah too) cried to Hashem on behalf of the Jews ...
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Reading Eicha without understanding, Vs. reading Megilas Esther without understanding it

See THIS ARTICLE Rav Moshe Shternbuch: Do Women Need To Hear Eicha? Reading Eicha is a major part of the aveilus of Tisha B'Av. Rav Moshe Shternbuch says (2:250) that since women are Chayav ...
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Source that the customs in regards to the night after Tisha B'av apply on a year when the fast is pushed off

There is a custom to keep the restrictions of the "nine days" throughout the night after the ninth of Av (until midday on the tenth). When Tisha B'av falls out on Shabbat, which causes the fast to be ...
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Why don’t we skip pesukim of comfort in Eichah?

The Shulchan Aruch rules (OC 554:1) that one may learn the sad parts of Yirmiya, provided that he skip the comforting parts. Yet, there are several pesukim in Eichah that discuss comfort (ex. 4:22 - ...
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Torah Shabbos Tisha b'Av After Chatzos

There seem to be widespread reports of an Ashkenazi custom to refrain from studying (joyful) Torah specifically after chatzos (midday) on Shabbos that falls out on the 9th of Av (see e.g. here and ...
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Why don't we wear tallit and tefillin on Tisha B'Av morning?

I am aware that an onen (person whose close relative has died but has not yet been buried) does not wear tallit and tefillin. As I understand, during Tish'a B'Av, we are considered aveilim (mourners, ...
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Do the customs in regards to *Yud Av* apply to *Yud-Aleph Av* on a year when the fast is pushed off?

I know that people have the custom (I don't know how universal it is), to keep a lot of the restrictions of the nine days until Chatzos on Yud Av, such as not eating meat or doing laundry. This year ...
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What halachos are different on the day of Tisha B'Av in a year where the fast is pushed to Sunday?

For example, can one learn Torah on the fast, since it's really 10 Av? Are any of the usual ways of mourning omitted? Are we more lenient in general in this year's case?
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How do hats contrast with sounds?

The elegy "אש תוקד בקרבי", in the 9 Av liturgy, contrasts our exodus from Egypt after enslavement there with our exile from Jerusalem with the Temple's destruction. It comprises 23 couplets, each ...
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Bathing children on Tisha Bav nidche

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

I’m pretty sure that on a non fast day, one must wash their mouth before praying, to avoid saying the name of Hashem with a bad breath. So if your not allowed to brush your teeth on a fast day (I ...
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After the Tisha Bav fast tonight is over is one allowed to bathe because it is really the 11th of av? [duplicate]

After the fast tonight, is one allowed to bathe, eat meat, launder clothes,etc? Because today is really the 10th of av so if I’m correct after midday today, the the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash ...
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Tisha b Av calendar confusion

I don’t understand the calendar this holiday: iOS says today is 10 Av hebcal.com says 10 Av as well but: google says Tisha b Av is today chabad.org says Tisha b Av is today (https://www.chabad.org/...
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Is Shaving allowed in honor of Shabbat this Tisha B'Av

This year Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat. Is shaving allowed in honor of Shabbat?
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What sad/terrible events actually took place on the 9th of Av?

I have heard that Tish'a B'av is a date on which many bad things happened to the Jewish people, and that is why we mourn on that day. What are they? (Sources please...)
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Source that Tisha B'av is the day of mourning for all tragedies, even if they did not fall out then?

I have heard (in the context of when Jews should mourn for those lost in the Holocaust), that Tish'a B'av is the day on which we mourn all tragedies, even those that did not occur on that day. What ...
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Why is there a difference between meat/wine and other restrictions after delayed Tisha B'av

Since the burning of the Temple began on the ninth day of Av and continued on the tenth, therefore it is a good custom not to eat meat on the day after Tisha B'av (Shulchan Aruch OC 558:1), at least ...
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On Motzei Shabbat/Tisha B'Av how is the Havdalah candle extinguished?

Since during a normal Havdalah you would extinguish the Havdalah candle in the wine but none is being used because Tisha B'Av starts Motzei Shabbat, what is the proper manner with which it should be ...
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Are there any exceptions to not wearing tallit on Tish'a B'Av morning?

In Minhag Ashkenaz, people do not wear the tallit gadol for Tish'a B'av Shacharit. I don't recall if this is a universal rule that applies to everyone, or if it is OK for those involved with certain ...
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Learning Dikduk on Tish’ah B’Av

Is it permissible to learn dikduk of Biblical Hebrew on tish’ah b’av or is it considered learning Torah? If a grammar or book one is using to learn dikduk quotes pesukim or phrases from תנ״ך to show ...
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Is it permitted to play softball on Tisha b'Av?

Is it permitted or forbidden to play softball on Tisha b'Av?
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Why did Rebbe want to get rid of Tishah b’Av Nidcheh?

Megillah 5a-b: אמר רבי אלעזר אמר רבי חנינא רבי נטע נטיעה בפורים ורחץ בקרונה של צפורי בשבעה עשר בתמוז ובקש לעקור תשעה באב ולא הודו לו אמר לפניו רבי אבא בר זבדא רבי לא כך היה מעשה אלא תשעה באב שחל ...
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Time for last meal if Tisha B’Av is on Sunday

If Tisha B’Av is coming on Sunday, when or what time is the last meal for Shabbat?
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Is the material permitted to learn on Tisha B'av available online?

From Aish.com: Other prohibitions include...Learning Torah, since this is a joyful activity. It is permitted to learn texts relevant to Tisha B'Av and mourning -- e.g. the Book of Lamentations, ...
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Meaningful ways to spend Tisha b'Av?

I am struggling a bit on Tisha b'Av to find meaningful ways to spend the day. I am looking for advice on meaningful activities that fulfill the intent of the day (mourning for Jerusalem and the ...
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May one learn Torah on Tisha B'Av if he enjoys learning anything?

One is not allowed to learn Torah on Tisha B'Av, as it gladdens a person (SA 554:1-2). However, certain texts, relating to mourning and the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash, are permissible (Mishnah ...
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Signing an office new lease during the 3 weeks

Is there any prohibition or recommendation in halacha regarding signing an office space lease during the three weeks? If so, where?
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Burying a body and fasting on tisha bav

If one needs to bury a body on tisha bav but there is a heat wave, should the person refrain from burying the body until after tisha bav as to not have to break the fast? Or does the mitzvah of מת ...
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What are minhagim for dressing on Tisha b'Av?

Specifically, what kind of shirt, pants hat should a man wear? Do any opinions advocate "downgrading" to less expensive/attractive clothing (in the same way that Halacha prohibits wearing of leather ...
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Difference in structure between Maariv Motzaei Shabbos vs. Purim and Tisha Beav

This question is for Nusach Artscroll Ashkenaz, and anyone else who follows the same sequence. I believe this includes the Ezras Torah luach. On Motzaei Shabbos, Purim, and Tisha Beav, Maariv gets (...
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Contradiction between Beit Yosef and the Shulchan Aruch in O.C. תקנז

In siman תקנז of orach chaim there seems to be a contradiction between the bet yosef and the mechaber about when one says the תפילה of נחם on ט' באב. In the bet yosef he writes that one only says it ...
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Need to find the melody for Eicha

Our Rabbi is on vacation and I have been volunteered to read Eicha for Tisha b'Av. I would like to use a correct melody. (I can follow trop pretty well and lain Torah with some preparation, so if ...
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Different tune for chapter 3 of Eicha?

Why does the third perek of Eicha have a different melody? Is it just to match the triplet form of the words?
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May one learn Torah from an unacceptable source on Tisha B'Av in the context of a source that is permissible?

For instance, Midrash Eichah is on the list in the Mechaber (OC 554:2). One piece in there discusses the comparison between the Eichah's mentioned by Moshe, Yeshaya, and Yirmiya (Eichah Rabbah 1:1). ...