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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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In the case at hand, actually, we're not really talking about chumros. It is black-letter law that you can't offer a blemished animal on the Altar, and it is equally black-letter law that creating suc …
answered Aug 8 '11 by Alex
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We find that even washing, which is one the actual prohibitions of Tisha B'Av, is permitted in certain cases of necessity (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 554:12-14); sitting on a chair, which is only a c …
answered Aug 5 '11 by Alex
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The sandak, if a bris takes place in the morning (as per the first custom cited in Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 559:7).
answered Jul 11 '10 by Alex
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Probably the same reason that we don't wear a tallis during Shacharis on Tish'a Be'av: it's based on the Targum to Lam. 2:17, which renders בִּצַּע אֶמְרָתוֹ as בִּזַּע פּוּרְפִירָא דִילֵיהּ - He rent …
answered Jul 21 '10 by Alex