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Is it permitted to work on the 9th of Av?

Though work1 on Tishah B'Av is permitted, it is strongly discouraged. Tishah B'Av commemorates the destruction of both Temples in...

What does "Tishah b'Av" mean?

Mrs. Kaplan: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's your question? Daniella: tishah b_av Daniella: Why is the 9th of Av called Tishah...

How is Tishah b'Av observed differently when it falls out on Sunday?

 When Tishah b’Av is directly preceded by Shabbat, a day when all public displays of mourning is prohibited -- either because the 9th of Av...

Does the meal after Tishah b'Av have to contain meat?

On the contrary: we do not eat meat until after midday on the tenth of Av, and Sephardim do not eat meat the entire day of the tenth of Av. This is because...

Are you allowed to exercise to music during the Nine Days?

One is allowed to exercise, of course, but it is preferable not to exercise to music of any type during these days, particularly live. However, if you go...

Can I drink beer during the Nine Days?

Rabbi Dov Schochet: I hope you are having a GREAT day today:) . . How can I make it even better?Michael: halachically, can i drink beer or other non-wine...

What are the customary Tishah b'Av observances?

– Immediately before the fast begins we eat the “separation meal.” At the conclusion of this meal, a piece of bread dipped in ashes1 and...

What is forbidden on Tishah B'Av?

Tishah b’Av is a major fast day. All1 adults over Bar/Bat Mitzvah age may not eat or drink beginning at sunset on the eve of Tishah b'Av until...

Am I allowed to fly during the Nine Days?

There is no law that forbids traveling in the Nine Days, however it is customary to refrain from traveling during these days unless it is absolutely...

It's the Nine Days and I have no clean clothing left...

If you have no clean clothing left, you may do a wash until the Shabbat before Tishah b'Av. After this Shabbat you can do a wash only if the clothes...