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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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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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). ...
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Studying Holocaust Responsa on Tish'ah BeAv

One of the restrictions practiced on Tish'ah BeAv is the study of Torah, because Torah study "gladdens the heart". Several exceptions have been formally codified, which are of a nature germane to the ...
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Why are the kinos about Jeremiah's appeal to the avos out of order?

The kina (elegy, said on the ninth of Av) about Jeremiah's going to ask the avos to pray (kina 21 in at least some versions, 26 in the Artscroll edition) is said before the one about his being told to ...
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Who compiled and arranged the Ashkenaz Kinnos?

The Kinnos read nowadays on Tisha B'Av seem to have been standardized more or less amongst Ashkenazim to the same 40-odd kinnos, but it obviously wasn't always the case. Many of the Kinnos were ...
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Are there Peirushim on the Tisha BAv Night kinot available on the internet?

In my preperation for this evening I have found lots of material for tomorrow's kinot, however, I have found next to nothing on this evening's kinot (Zekhor Hashem, Baleil Zeh, Shomron Kol Titein and ...
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Is there a custom to study the laws of Messiah on tisha bav?

I noticed a shiur being delivered tisha bav afternoon on the Rambam's laws of the Messianic King. This is interesting. Torah study is usually prohibited on tisha bav. Does this practice have a source ...
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How to sit on the floor comfortably

On tisha bav it is forbidden to sit on a chair (until the afternoon). During shiva mourning sitting on a chair is similarly prohibited. What is a comfortable way to sit on the floor for a long time (...
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Jerusalem Uninhabited?

The Nachem prayer for tisha b'av describes he city as השוממה מאין יושב, "desolate without inhabitant." What does this mean? In what way was Jerusalem desolate without inhabitants? Does this have a ...
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Saying Kiriat Shema after the sof ziman on Tisha B'av [duplicate]

The Mishnah in Brachot 1:2 tells us that: הַקּוֹרֵא מִכָּאן וְאֵילָךְ לֹא הִפְסִיד, כְּאָדָם הַקּוֹרֵא בַתּוֹרָה: If one recites [Shema] later than this (The third hour), he has not lost out, [...
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How low is low ? (Tisha bav chairs) [duplicate]

On tisha bav and during mourning Jews sit on the floor or low chairs. How low must a chair be to be permitted?
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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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Can seforim be muktze on tish'a b'av that falls on shabbos?

If tish'a b'av were to fall on shabbos, would the sections of Torah prohibited for study on tish'a b'av cause the seforim in which they are found to be muktze? If in a given sefer there are ...
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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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Are movies allowed in Tishe bAv?

i realised some of shuls,including Orthodox and Chabad, will air flims on Tisha bAv, after the fast starts. They included films about topics like fighting got Eretz Yisrael. What is the halacha about ...
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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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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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Lubavitch Kinnos

Kehot does not sell a book of Kinnos for Tisha B'Av, and so this led me to assume there was no particular nusach that Lubavitchers use for kinnos. If that is so, what nusach is used? Nusach Ashkenaz? ...
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Why was Tisha B'Av established as a day of crying for those who didn't sin?

Ta'anis 29a teaches that since by the Meraglim the Jews cried for naught, that night, which was Tisha B'av, would be established as a night of crying for all generations. Why should this be? What ...
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Candles in bedroom during Tisha B'Av

This question discusses the practice of keeping a candle lit in the bedroom on Yom Kippur. It suggests--although I dispute this somewhat--that the main purpose of this candle is to discourage marital ...
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Daf yomi on Tisha b'Av

There is a strong tradition (maybe halakha?) to not engage in most learning on Tisha b'Av (with a few exceptions). Many of us learn daily and I understand that we generally suspend our learning for ...
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recitation of vihi noam on tisha bav

Why when tisha bav falls out on motzaei shabbat is vihi noam not recited? Why should tisha bav cause us to not recite vayehi noam?
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Why not recite Havdalah without wine on Saturday Night Tishah BeAv?

When Tishah BeAv falls on Shabbat and the fast is postponed to the next day, or when Tishah BeAv falls on Sunday, the problem arises how to deal with the requirement of making havdalah over a cup of ...
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Tisha b'Av and the First World War

There is a curious idea floating around, that World War One commenced on the 9th day of the month of Av. (For example, here, and here, and here.) I call it curious, since it takes a fairly creative ...
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Chairs on Tishah B'Av

On Tishah B'Av, through Chatzos (Mincha) we sit on the floor (SA OC 559:3), like mourners (MB 559:10). If one can't sit on the floor, he may sit on a cushion or a chair close to the floor (ibid. 11). ...
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Reaching 100 Brachos on Tisha B'av

How do you reach 100 Brachos on Tisha B'av? You can't smell spices See Here, like some do for Yom Kippur, you can't eat, and you probably won't be going to the bathroom too much. So, how do you reach ...
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What to do regarding postponed havdalah on a plane?

If one is on a plane on Sunday night when the Tisha b'Av fast ends, is it possible to make havdalah on the plane in order to be able to break the fast? Airport security might not allow passengers to ...
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Havdalah on Motzaei Shabbos Tishah B'Av

On Tishah B'Av that falls out on Motzaei Shabbos, one only makes a bracha on the fire in Havdalah. The bracha on the wine and the bracha of "Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Lechol etc." is pushed off to Sunday ...
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Nachem at maariv/shacharit

Rav Lau cites the RM"A that nachem is said in birkat hamazon on Tish'a b'av. He adds that it would be said at any time of day, as it's "not connected to zman tfilla". Why does "zman tfilla" impact ...
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Germaphobes washing on Tisha B'Av and Yom Kippur

One is not allowed to wash their hands past their knuckles on Tisha B'Av, except if there is dirt on their hands, or if it is for a Mitzvah (SA OC 554:8-10). The same is true, for the most part, for ...
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What happens when Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbos? [duplicate]

When Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbos, it is pushed off until Sunday, as it is this year. On Tisha B'Av, we practice several acts of mourning, such as not learning, sitting on low chairs, and fasting. ...
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Sleeping at the Kotel on Tisha B'av

This Tisha B'av morning I was at the Kotel for shachrit, and I noticed a whole bunch of people sleeping there. I'm not talking about people who nodded off during slichot due to low blood sugar, I'm ...
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Saying goodbye on Tisha B'Av

On Tisha B'Av, the custom is to refrain from greeting people. Even a brief "hello" is to be avoided if possible. Does the same restriction apply to saying "good-bye"? Or is that not considered a ...
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What is One Allowed to Learn on Tisha B'Av? [duplicate]

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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What can one learn on Tisha B'Av?

What are you allowed to learn on Tisha B'Av in general particularity which Gemaras?
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How certain do I need to be that my Yom Kippur shoes are leather-free?

Okay, no leather shoes for Yom Kippur (or Tisha B'Av). I always assumed if the label said ALL MAN MADE MATERIALS or 100% CANVAS or something like that, that we could trust the label. (Would they ...
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Beginning fast of Tisha B'av during Shabbat

When Tisha B'av begins after Shabbat, as it does this year, we begin fasting after sundown before Shabbat is over. On the one hand, we postponed the full fast day of Tish'a B'av to Sunday, because ...
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Is Tefillin worn during the Three Weeks of Tammuz?

BS''D The Three Weeks are 3 weeks in Tammuz leading up to Tisha B'Av. During those weeks we add Selichos to our morning and afternoon prayers. My question is this: do we wear tefillin during these ...
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Medicines on fast days which need to be taken with food

I had seen on this Halachipedia page in the name of R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach that one may drink a minimal amount of water, as needed, in order to swallow pills. However, R' Belsky, as quoted in this ...
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Why does the fast of Tish'a B'Av begin before nightfall?

Shulchan Aruch O.C. 553:2 states that eating on Erev Tisha B'av must end while it is still daylight. In viewing the topic of tosefet Shabbat which is mentioned in Talmud Rosh Hashannah 9a, I ...
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What's the best way to make ashes (for weddings and/or pre-Tisha B'Av)?

There are times that something calls for ashes, e.g.: The meal right before Tisha B'Av, you're supposed to eat a hard-boiled egg dipped in ashes. A groom puts ashes on his forehead shortly before ...
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Who wrote the kinnah that contrasts leaving Egypt and leaving Jerusalem?

In most collections of kinnot that are read on Tisha b'Av, there is one titled אש תוקד בקרבי (text, text, and English translation) that poetically contrasts the joy we felt when being liberated from ...
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Proper Reading of the Word זועה

The word זועה appears six times in tanach: Yeshayahu 28:19 Yirmiyahu 15:4 Yirmiyahu 24:9 Yirmiyahu 29:18 Yirmiyahu 34:17 Divrei Hayamim II 29:8 In each one of these instances except the first, the ...
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What exactly is the purpose of Tisha B'av?

So recently I was answering a question about why we don't say selichos on Tisha B'av,and I answered basicaly saying that the purpose on Tisha B'av isn't to ask for forgiveness, rather it is for ...
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Are you allowed to wear shoes with leather decorations on yom kippur and tisha b'av?

Leather shoes are not allowed to be worn on yom kippur or tisha b'av. What if both the sole and the upper materials are made out of synthetic or non-leather materials but some of the shoe's design is ...
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Shouldn't we laugh as Rabbi Akiva?

I don't want to be disrespectful, but I remember the story of when Rabbi Akiva saw the temple destroyed with foxes walking where the Kodesh HaKodashim used to be. He laughed because even though ...
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Kamtza bar Kamtza [closed]

This might be speculation, but during learning yesterday we discussed how would people have known if the cohenim brought the sacrifice with the blemish on its lips? Would Bar-Kamtza have found another ...
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Why are there only 8 Martyrs in the Tisha b'av kinnos

The kinna on Tisha b'av says there are 10 Martyrs, but only 8 are named. In the Yom Kippur version, however, all 10 are mentioned. Why are 2 missing from Tisha b'av?