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Shabbat clothing on shabbat chazon

Aruch HaShulchan Orach Chayyim 551:11 (writing at the end of the nineteenth century CE) notes that two or three generations prior to his time the custom had changed (amongst the Jews of Lita) such ...
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Shabbat clothing on shabbat chazon

Aruch HaShulchan 551:11 ודע שאצלינו יש שנים או שלושה דורות שאין נוהגין כמנהג הזה בשבת חזון, אלא לובשין כל בגדי שבת. וגדולי הדור שהיו אז הנהיגו כן, באמרם שזהו כמראים אבילות בשבת בפרהסיא. ...
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May a man eat meat if attending the siyum of a woman?

Rabbi Shlomo Wahrman z"l in 1981 in his sefer She'erit Yosef vol. 2:4 answers in the affirmative, that a man may eat meat and drink wine at such a siyum.
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Eating meat prepared for Shabbos on the 9 days

The Birkei Yosef 551/6 brings those that permit it to be eaten. However, the Magen Avraham 551/26, Prei Megadim 551/26, Derech Hachaim 9, Mishneh Berurah 551/56 and the Aruch Hashulchan 551/24, ...
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Eating Meat from Siyum

Nitei Gavriel 40:7 quotes the Divrei Malkiel 3:27 that Baalei Bris (the people directly involved with a Bris) can eat food from a Bris that was sent to their house because it like is their Yom Tov, ...
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Is one allowed to go to a standup comedy show during the 3 weeks?

1) No R' Shlomo Aviner takes a strict approach and writes unequivocally that the answer is no (#17 from the top). סטנדאפ בבין המצרים ש: מותר ללכת למופע סטנדאפ? Standup during the 3 weeks: ...
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Taking a Shower during the Nine-Days

R. Yitzchak Abadi discusses this in a responsum: Ohr Yitzchak 1:219 ואגב דעסקינן ברחיצה לא אוכל להתאפק מלהעיר על מנהג של הרבה אנשים אשר לא מתרחצים מר"ח אב עד העשירי בו וחושבים שלרחוץ הוא איסור ...
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Can tailoring be done during the nine days

In all likelihood this is not allowed. See shulchan aruch siman 551 siff 7. The Shulchan Aruch mentions an that one is not allowed to be misaken ( you'll soon see why I'm not translating this) new ...
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Is there a proper greeting for the Three Weeks and Tisha B'av?

Based on (O.C. 554:21) אֵין שְׁאֵלַת שָׁלוֹם לַחֲבֵרוֹ בְּתִשְׁעָה בְּאָב, וְהֶדְיוֹטוֹת שֶׁאֵינָם יוֹדְעִים וְנוֹתְנִים שָׁלוֹם, מְשִׁיבִים לָהֶם בְּשָׂפָה רָפָה וּבְכֹבֶד רֹאשׁ, Rav Ari Enkin ...
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10 of Av for Sefardim

The Shulhan Arukh (OH 551:4) writes that one may cut hair and launder immediately following the fast, but it is a good custom to avoid meat and wine on the 10th (558:1). R. Yitshak Yosef writes in ...
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Children in the nine days

Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky in קובץ הלכות - בין המצרים, פרק ט הלכה ב-ה writes: 1 - Up to around five years old - there are no restrictions. 2 - Erev Shabbos, if a child is eating his Shabbos meal before ...
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Car wash during the 9 days?

Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky writes in Kovetz Halachos Bein HaMeitzarim (8:4-5) that cleaning the car would be permitted during the Nine Days (with certain fabric exceptions), but "body work" on ...
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May a meat restaurant make siyumim during the Nine Days?

The Aruch HaShulchan here writes negatively about intentionally planning a siyum during the Nine Days for the sole purpose of eating meat. A siyum in a hotel/restaurant is discussed in Rav Shmuel ...
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Surgeons and the Three Weeks / Nine Days

Non-emergency surgery should be avoided during the 3 weeks (Kovetz MiBeit Levi, page 11, halacha 8). The Shulchan Aruch(551) advises against being involved in situations that might involve "sakana" (...
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Eating meat prepared for Shabbos on the 9 days

This is indeed true although there aren't clear parameters (until when; only for seudah revi'it/melaveh Makkah, Sun. or later). The general permissibility is not a Sefard-Ashkenaz mahloket; it is a ...
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Car wash during the 9 days?

This article says that one may wash his car and polish silver, but not shampoo the rug. It does not give a reason. Then, again, I would assume regarding Nine Days that if something is not specifically ...
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What haftarah is read on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Av

From an Ashkenazi perspective, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 122:6 writes both customs exist On the three Shabbosos between the seventeenth of Tammuz and Tishah beAv, we read the "Three haftaros of ...
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Wearing a new watch in the nine days

The Igros Moshe OC 3:82 says that bringing new furniture into a house is not allowed, since it’s a Simcha. He says just like wearing new clothes is prohibited due to simcha (as per the M”A) so too ...
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Making a siyum on a chelek of the Rambam

Rav Meir Mazuz in Mekor Neeman page.109 was asked this question and he answered that if one finishes one of the books(Maadah,Ahava...) then it's considered a siyum. He brings the Shu"t HaRashbash ...
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Restaurant serving meat during the 9 Days

Kosher meat restaurants work out the Nine Days in various ways. First and foremost, ask the restaurant, the mashgiach, and the kosher-certifying agency how they're handling this. (If their attitude is ...
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Can one go on a boat during the 9 Days?

The Moadei Yeshurun in the laws of the 3 weeks halacha 41 writes that one may ride on a boat but not on a canoe that is unstable. It's intresting to note that the reason of not going on a canoe ...
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May one ride on a commuter ferry during the 9 days?

In general, activities restricted during the nine days are pleasurable activities and many of the relevant lists do not include boating (e.g., here, here and there). Some include taking trips (e.g., ...
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Syrian Custom re: Nine Days

Typically, Sephardim do not observe the restriction of not wearing freshly laundered clothing from Rosh Chodesh Av, but as held by Rav Ovadia Yosef rather only on the week of Tisha B'Av itself. On ...
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If there is a stain on your shirt are you allowed to scrub it or pour water on it in the 9 days?

Dinonline says that it is allowed: Yes, you can spot clean during the nine days. If that won’t work for you, you can also put a pair of (freshly-laundered) pants on a dirty floor, and stamp on it ...
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Taking a Shower during the Nine-Days

The Kovetz Halachos pg. 183:1 writes that the minhag is one should not wash his whole body starting from rosh chodesh and on even in cold water. However, parts of the body which get dirty and one ...
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Freshly laundered clothes in the nine days

Regarding throwing clothes on the floor, I'll just add the source במנחת יצחק י, מד Harav Shlomo Zalman Orbach zt"l didn't like this suggestion, because it doesn't really do anything to the clothes to ...
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Tasting the meaty Shabbos food on erev Shabbos Chazon: can one swallow?

Rabbi Ovadya Yosef states in the Hazon Ovadya Chapter 1: Paragraph 14 that it is a mitzvah to taste the Shabbat dishes on Friday in order to see that they are well seasoned and well prepared as befits ...
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The historical significance of Rosh Chodesh Av

The historical significance of Rosh Chodesh Av The question treated here is not the result of a blind research in Tanach and Chazal about this date. The purpose is to search anything is happening ...
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Can one have a surgery during the Nine Days?

The following are Poskim I found who touch on this subject (although they do no elaborate). Rabbi Felder in Shiurei Halacha page 21 bring ויש אומרים that advise to try and not have a surgery in this ...
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