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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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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 …
asked Jul 22 '18 by DonielF
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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 n …
asked Aug 14 '16 by DonielF
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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 - …
asked Jul 22 '18 by DonielF
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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 Y …
asked Aug 14 '16 by DonielF
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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 …
asked Jul 24 '16 by DonielF
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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 ל …
asked Jul 1 '18 by DonielF
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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 …
asked Aug 7 '16 by DonielF
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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. Whic …
asked Aug 12 '16 by DonielF
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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 …
asked Aug 7 '16 by DonielF
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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). L …
asked Jul 31 '17 by DonielF
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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). …
asked Aug 14 '16 by DonielF
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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 di …
asked Jun 4 '17 by DonielF