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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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Ohr Someach gives the halocho as: Greeting someone with "good morning" and the like is prohibited. One who is greeted should answer softly and, if possible, inform the person of the prohibitio …
answered Aug 3 '14 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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As @Double AA comments, Aveilim are prohibited from wearing tefillin on the first day [or two] of mourning. See the Wikipedia article, extract below: אבלים פטורים מתפילין מפני שהן קרויות פאר. לפ …
answered Aug 2 '17 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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The mitzva to bury a מת מצווה is from the Torah. As @DonielF says Tisha b'Av is not from the Torah. The Torah mitzva takes precedence. If the people assisting at the burial are weak, they should f …
answered Aug 1 '17 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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O Ch 553 (2) Rema near the end says After Chatzos on Erev Tisha B'Av, the Minhag is to learn only things that may be learned on Tisha B'Av. The source for what can be learnt on 9th Av is menti …
answered Aug 3 '14 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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Rabbi Shimon Eider in his "Summary of the Halochos of the Three Weeks" Lakewood, 5738 - 1978, says that washing, amongst other issurim, is prohibited the whole day (section V, G, 5). Only sitting on …
answered Aug 10 '11 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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An article by the Campus Rabbi of Bar Ilan University states: In his commentary to the Mishnah (Rosh Hashanah 1,3), Maimonides states that the Jews in the Second Temple period fasted on Tishah …
answered Jul 28 '14 by Avrohom Yitzchok
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See here, One may dry his hands on a towel and then use the damp towel to clean his eyes and face, as the towel isn’t wet enough to impart enough water to wet something else (tofach al menat …
answered Jul 19 '12 by Avrohom Yitzchok