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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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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 (w …
asked Aug 1 '17 by Naftali Tzvi
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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 no …
asked Jul 31 '17 by Naftali Tzvi
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On tisha bav and during mourning Jews sit on the floor or low chairs. How low must a chair be to be permitted?
asked Aug 1 '17 by Naftali Tzvi
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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 …
asked Aug 4 '17 by Naftali Tzvi