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Tikkun Leah during midnight Tikkun Hatzot during the Three Weeks?

Yes, based on The Ari Zal and The RaShaSh you say both tikunnim except on Rosh Chodesh where you recite only Tikkun Leah and Shabbat where you say neither. On Tisha b'Av itself at Chatzos HaLayla we ...
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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 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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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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Is one allowed to listen to music for therapeutic purposes during sefira and the three weeks?

R’ Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Halichos Shlomo, Sefiras Haomer 11:n14) writes that one who will become overly upset without music may listen to recordings. (source)
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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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May one engage in pleasurable voluntary activities during the Three Weeks?

Rav Gormon of Chabad Toronto: recommended to me that until the Hodesh She'hal Bo (ashkenazim) or Shavua She'hal Bo (sepharadim) it is permissible, min ha'din. From that point onward, it would be ...
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What are some good sources of a cappella music for Sefiras HaOmer?

I also recommend the album 'Kol Zimra Sings the Songs of Abie Rotenberg' (I think Kol Zimra was the later version of the Beatachon group). I found myself listening to it the rest of the year as well!
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What are some good sources of a cappella music for Sefiras HaOmer?

JewishMusic.FM has a whole list of [Jewish] acappella music. My personal recommendations from there include the Maccabeats and Lev Tahor. I'm familiar with AKA Pella, Six13, Beatachon, and the Chevra'...
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What are some good sources of a cappella music for Sefiras HaOmer?

The Maccabeats. Six13. The Ystuds are all jewish accapella groups.
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How are albums such as AKAPella considered a capella?

The poskim today differentiate between digitally modified a capella music vs. straight voices: Rav Belsky is quoted as saying, There are basically three types of a cappella. One is where the ...
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Washing a Shaitel - Wig during the three weeks

I could not find a single instance of a Posek forbidding washing or laundering anything during the (first 2 weeks of the) 3 weeks. I searched the Shulchan Aruch, Kitzur SA, Kitzur Yalkut Yosef and ...
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Signing an office new lease during the 3 weeks

I assume you ask because you know one should not purchase a new house during the three weeks. The rationale is that one should not say the blessing of she'hechiyanu during that period (for more ...
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Cutting a wig during the 3 weeks

This (Hebrew) article quotes Rav Shmuel Vosner ZTL as saying that washing and setting a wig is like washing and ironing clothes and is thus only forbidden during the (9) days just before Tisha B'Av, ...
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Sad music during Omer/3 Weeks

Maharam Shik YD 368 says that really sad music that brings people to cry should be permitted during Avelus. It should be noted that this is about sad music not slow music. During the Omer many are ...
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Shaving hair off mole during the three weeks/sefira

Found this question posed on https://dinonline.org/2018/04/22/cutting-other-hair-during-sefira/ Here is the text Essentially the minhag not to cut hair applies to all hair of the body and not only to ...
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What (if any) is the connection between the three weeks and the Yomim Noraim?

The Avodas Yisroel, the Koznitzer Maggid, in the end of Parshas Devarim has a piece about a new foundation being laid after Tisha B'av culminating in Simchas Torah. Also, there is the Psikta which ...
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Is dancing in camp permissible during the Three Weeks?

See this article in this year's Agudat Yisra'el pamphlet, which was reviewed by R. Shmuel Fuerst. On p. 13 it says that music that is not for the sake for enjoyment may be heard during the Three weeks....
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List of bad things that happened throughout 3 weeks

For Tisha B'Av, go to Mishna in Ta'anit 4:6: משנה תענית ד׳:ו׳ חֲמִשָּׁה דְבָרִים אֵרְעוּ אֶת אֲבוֹתֵינוּ בְּשִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר בְּתַמּוּז וַחֲמִשָּׁה בְּתִשְׁעָה בְאָב... בְּתִשְׁעָה בְאָב נִגְזַר עַל ...
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Saying Shehechiyanu on new glasses

Saying שהחיינו On the Dirshu site there's an answer by רבי מרדכי הלוי שוורצבורד who decides that since spectacles are worn to correct a medical "issue", one does not say שהחיינו. המשקפיים ...
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listening to music for a siyum during the 9 days

Yes, he can. Sources from Laws of the Holidays, p. 285, by Rabbi Yonatan Nacson of Yechaveh Da'at and https://instarabbiapp.com/: Yechaveh Daat 6:34; Halichot Olam, vol. 2, p. 138; Chazon Ovadia, ...
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What is added to Tikkun Hatsot during the daytime of Ben Ha'metzarim?

These photos are from the Ish Matzliach siddur. Added towards the end of the tikkun, usually noted in the regular Tikkun Hasot text. May we merit a geula shelema be'karov.
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Learning music theory during the Three Weeks?

There are sources permitting learning to play an instrument until Rosh Chodesh Av, some even say until Erev Tisha B'Av. Those who permitted playing for real would surely permitting learning about ...
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Abstaining from meat and wine until shabbas Nachamu

I found this custom mentioned in the Shu"t Maharshal siman 54 . The custom was started by women who refrained from eating meat up until shabbas nachamu. The Maharshal noted that this custom is not ...
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Cutting a wig during the 3 weeks

Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky quoted in קובץ הלכות בין המצרים י"ג/הערה י"א says that it is like a garment, and not like a haircut. He does not understand Rav Moshe, who says that it is like a haircut. אמר מו"...
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When a seudat mitzvah and minor fast both fall on Shabbat

This site explains the procedure: If day 31 is on Shabbat or a major Jewish holiday (other than Chanukah, Purim or Chol Hamoed), the pidyon haben takes place on the next weekday. If day 31 is a ...
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Is there a proper greeting for the Three Weeks and Tisha B'av?

I always say "have an easy fast".
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How are albums such as AKAPella considered a capella?

Rav Shmuel Kaminetsky in Kovetz Halacha is quoted as having made the distinction that once the voices have undergone digital manipulation (AutoTune etc.) then the voices are technically considered at ...
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How are albums such as AKAPella considered a capella?

The following is my own idea. I'm no scholar or rabbi, so take it with a heavy grain of salt. I'm certainly not your rabbi, so don't rely on it practically. (Also, I've never heard the band referred ...
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How can a person visualize the Churban Bais HaMikdash?

In the years since this question was posted, something occurred that should make it much easier: Think back to how you felt when your shuls and schools and so forth were closed during COVID! Someone I ...
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