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It seems you are asking if "freshly laundered" means not worn since the last time they were laundered or if it means that they just came out of the laundry recently (time-wise). Obviously, the phrase "freshly laundered" doesn't show up in the Shulchan Aruch, but looking at what he does say (OC 551:3): וכן המכובסים מקודם, בין ללבוש בין להציע בהם המטה‏ ...


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Two different problems, problem of cooking Bassar Bechalav and problem of the towels. If the detergents are present in water at beginning SA YD 95, 4. We have a Towel called B meat soaked, and a towel called H milk soaked. B releases taste of meat in water, and H releases taste of milk. The detergent deteriorates both before the prohibited meeting between ...


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As explained in the parallel thread on History.SE, sand is an abrasive. I’ll let them do the talking for me: Sand is an "abrasive". As such, it is good for dislodging/removing dirt, etc. trapped in clothes. But after you do this, you have to wash out the sand. Soap does a similar job in a different way (using "chemical," rather than "mechanical" ...


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While you are using the dishes, you need to keep them separate until they are put in the laundry. Once they are put in the laundry and washed, they are no longer dairy or meat as all food has been removed from them. Maintaining separate towels is actually a way of making sure that one does not come to mix the foods or the dishes.. After they are in the ...


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In 21, 3 the Rama wrote: שלא ליתנו לכובסת גויה .‏ Not to give Talit with tsitsit to a Gentile washwerwoman {Mishna Berura: instead, remove the Tsitsit before}. In Gemara, there seems to be an additional problem (Menachot 43a) {note that the cases of Gemara are when a man wants to sell a Talit, which the Shulchan Aruch treats in 20, 2, not when ...


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Unfortunately, I once had to ask a shiala because my daughter had been discovered to have lice on the afternoon before Tisha b'Av, and the protocol is to launder all the clothes that might have come into contact and have lice or lice eggs on them. My own rabbi was out of town, so I called Rabbi Barry Fruendel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Washington, D....


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A secondary source would be the English Sefer "Summary of Halachos of the Three Weeks" by Rabbi Shimon Eider zt"l, chapter III D on page 9. You can see it here with all the sources: http://books.google.co.il/books?id=k2lV5wQwwj0C&lpg=PP1&hl=iw&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false Here is a copy of the relevant chapters - without the sources (...


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Per Rabbi Eli Mansour's halakhic online responsa: As was mentioned, it is forbidden to wear freshly laundered garments the week of Tisha BeAv, and it is forbidden to launder garments during the week of Tisha BeAv. … The only exception is, if it is for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. It would be permissible since their garments become soiled very ...


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The following has been taken from Rabbi Eli monsuer daily halacha page The Sages tell us that Ezra Ha'sofer (Jewish leader during the period of the founding of the Second Commonwealth) enacted a prohibition against washing clothes on Erev Shabbat, so as to ensure that the day would be devoted to making the other preparations necessary for Shabbat. ...


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The goal of the laundry process is to maintain the cleanliness and whiteness of the garment. Softening the linen shirt is not considered an integral part of the laundry process. Thus, the softening does not finish the process of making the garment, nor does it finish the laundering process. Regarding a Sudar, the Gemara states that there is an Isur in ...


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Related: Permissible laundry during the 9 days One answer there said (edited to shorten it): My daughter had lice on the afternoon before Tisha b'Av. The protocol is to launder all the clothes that might have lice or lice eggs on them. I called Rabbi Barry Fruendel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. He said that not only could I ...


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Assuming that the infestation will only get worse if you do not wash the clothes I would say it's ok since it is no different than anything else you can do during the 9 days that is not for simcha or to prevent financial loss. If the washing can wait then obviously it is better to wait after the Tisha B'Av. For a great overview of the laws of doing laundry ...


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